Marianne Bloch
Marianne Bloch

Nominations sought for the

Bloch Distinguished Career Award 2021

The Bloch Distinguished Career Award is awarded annually to a scholar researcher who, as an active participant in RECE, has made significant and sustained contributions to reconceptualizing early childhood research, practice, and/or theory at local, national, and/or international levels.

The purpose of the award is twofold: to honor scholars whose work has informed and influenced critical inquiry in

early childhood education and to acknowledge significant contributions to work of RECE in the larger context of educational research, practice, and theory.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    • The nominee should be a senior scholar with a strong record of accomplishment as described


    • The nominee should be an active or recently active participant in RECE conferences
    • Self‐nominations are not accepted.


    Application Material

    1. At least two letters of nomination stating the basis for the nomination, including a brief outline of nominee’s role in RECE and her/his research and scholarly legacy with explicit connections between this work and critical issues in early childhood education.
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Additional supporting materials may be included.


    2021 Nominations

Nominations should be sent to Kylie Smith at  by 30 September 2021

The decision will be made by an Award Review Committee comprised of current RECE members, appointed by the RECE Steering Committee. The recipient will be notified by 30 November 2021.