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CEE Research Initiative - Previous Revision

CEE is pleased to announce the inaugural year of its Research Initiative. We invite proposals for research projects that will advance the mission of the organization as articulated through our various position statements and sponsored publications. Particular questions of interest include:

  • What constitutes an effective or innovative English/language arts education undergraduate licensure program and how do we know?
  • What constitutes an effective or innovative English/language arts education graduate program and how do we know?
  • How does English/language arts education practice compare to various accreditation agency expectations?
  • What are the relationships between research-supported English/language arts education pedagogies and effective secondary teaching?
  • What is “teacher quality” and what does it mean to be an effective English/language arts teacher?
  • What are the connections/disconnections between the recently proposed “common core standards” and research-based English/language arts teacher education?

We hope that research conducted through this program will support CEE’s efforts to communicate more effectively with state and federal policymakers, accreditation agencies, and school/department administrators. We welcome proposals from applicants representing all levels of instruction, pre-K-college/university.


CEE plans to fund three proposals of up to $1900 each. The principal investigators of each proposal must be members of CEE. We invite proposals employing a variety of methods, including qualitative or mixed method research designs, case studies, interview or survey-based projects, and teacher research projects. Proposals should state research questions, describe methods of gathering and analyzing data, and explain how the evidence and its analysis will address both the research questions and current educational policy issues of interest to CEE members.


Proposals are to be submitted no later than October 1, 2010, as email attachments to Kristen Suchor at NCTE. Decisions will be announced by November 15, 2010, and award winners will be recognized at the annual CEE Social/Membership Reunion at the NCTE Annual Convention in Orlando. Investigator(s) will be expected to present their research at the 2011 CEE Conference. Proposals should include the following:

    • A cover page that contains the title of the proposal, the names and full contact information of the investigator(s) (institution, address, phone, e-mail), and, in the event of multiple investigators, the designation of a principal contact.
    • A narrative of not more than five pages explaining the aims of the research, the question(s) to be addressed, the importance of the question for the organization, key related work in the research literature, the data to be gathered and methods for its collection and analysis, and plans for disseminating the findings.
    • A work plan with a timeline of key events and processes.
    • A detailed budget with rationale for all expenses.
    • Brief (one-two page) CVs for all investigators.


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