National Association Recognizes Dean Rachel Endo

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School of Education Dean Rachel Endo received the 2017 Carl A. Grant Excellence in Research award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.

UW Tacoma Dean of Education Rachel Endo (left) receives an award recognizing her research at the National Association for Multicultural Education. Dr. Carl Grant is at right.UW Tacoma School of Education Dean Rachel Endo received the 2017 Carl A. Grant Excellence in Research award at the annual meeting of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).

The award, presented in Salt Lake City on November 3, is “given to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to advancing our knowledge of multicultural education through research,” according to NAME’s website.

A group of nominators wrote, “Dr. Endo is a nationally recognized scholar of immigrant and refugee education who has tirelessly advocated for equity and excellence in education.” Another nominator wrote, “In the truest spirit of this award, Dr. Endo has empowered and supported students and scholars of all backgrounds to pursue cutting-edge and new approaches to educational research.”

In a statement, NAME said “Endo has published her work extensively, especially in the areas of language and literacy education and urban teacher education. She is among the first generation of U.S. scholars in the field of education whose research analyzes the intersections between educational studies and transnational studies of Asian America. Her recent work has focused on how ethnically diverse post-1965 Asian immigrants and their descendants, currently the fastest-growing population in the U.S., negotiate citizenship, identity, and integration across multiple institutional contexts and settings.”

The award is named for Dr. Carl Grant, who is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of teacher education in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as president of NAMES from 1993-1999, and his many publications on multicultural education include Teach!  Change! Empower!: Solutions for Closing the Achievement Gap, Doing Multicultural Education for Achievement and Equity, and Multiculturalism in Education and Teaching.

NAME, founded in 1991 at a meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, describes itself as the “premier national and international organization that is committed to issues of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice in schooling.”

Written by: 
John Burkhardt / November 14, 2017
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