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Bloch Distinguished Career Award


The Bloch Distinguished Career Award is an annual award given 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.

Nominations: 2024 Bloch Distinguished Career Award

Eligibility Criteria

  • The nominee should be a senior scholar with a strong record of accomplishment as described above.
  • The nominee should have made significant and sustained contributions to reconceptualizing early childhood research, practice, and/or theory at local, national, and/or international levels.
  • The nominee should be someone who has made a significant contribution to building RECE communities of scholars, practitioners, or activists at a local, national, and/or international level.
  •  Self‚Äźnominations are not accepted.

Application Material

  • At least two letters of nomination stating the basis for the nomination, including a brief outline of nominee’s role in RECE and their research and scholarly legacy with explicit connections between this work and critical issues in early childhood education.
  • Curriculum Vitae (10 pages maximum).
  • Additional supporting materials may be included such as letters of support from scholars and graduate researchers (maximum 5 supporting letters).

Nomination Process and Adjudication

Nominations should be sent to Andrew Gibbons no later than 28 June, 2024.

Late submissions or additional supporting material will not be accepted after this date.

The decision will be made by an Award Review Committee comprised of current RECE members, appointed by the RECE Steering Committee. The recipient of the award will be announced at the 2024 RECE Conference Dinner.

Recipients of the Bloch Distinguished Career Award

2023
Sue Grieshaber 

2022
Nicola Yelland

2019
Gail Boldt

2018
Gunilla Dahlberg and Mathias Urban

2017
Lourdes Diaz Soto and Gaile Sloan Cannella

2016
Jenny Ritchie

2015
Joseph Tobin and Michael O’Loughlin

2014
Jonathan Silin

2013
Beth Blue Swadener

2012
Marianne (Mimi) Bloch