In 1998, realizing that
too little recognition is usually given to the important work of educational research,
the Foundation decided to create an award that would be given annually at its
Learning From Practice conference. The McDowell Foundation Award is intended to
celebrate and publicize a variety of outstanding contributions to the field of
teacher-centred educational research.
award is to be given to individuals who have made contributions as a builder,
a researcher or a supporter. Builders are those visionary people who have played
an important role in the growth of the Foundation or educational research through
organizational development and/or volunteer service. Researchers are those who
have conducted exemplary research, either through the McDowell Foundation or in
another context, that may be characterized as excellent or innovative, teacher-centred,
timely and significant in its impact on teachers and education. Supporters are
those indispensable individuals who have provided significant financial or public
relations support for the McDowell Foundation or educational research.
McDowell Foundation Award Recipients