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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

American Educational Research Association Selects Book on Deficit Thinking for 2011 Outstanding Book Award

dismantlingEducational psychologist Richard Valencia’s most recent book, “Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking” (Routledge, 2010), was selected by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for the 2011 Outstanding Book Award.

“Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking” critiques “deficit thinking,” an approach to student academic failure fraught with racial and class bias that places blame upon the student and his or her background. The deficit thinking approach has existed for almost a century and has been applied to American minority students.

Described as a “superlative treatment” of deficit…

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Winners of the Fourteenth Annual Hamilton Book Awards Sponsored by the University Co-operative Society

9780674023512-lgThe winners of this year’s University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards were announced on Wednesday, October 20, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. The Hamilton Award is one of the highest honors of literary achievement given to published authors at the University of Texas at Austin. Chairman of the University Co-operative Society, Dr. Michael H. Granof hosted the event and announced the winners. President Bill Powers of The University of Texas at Austin presented the awards.

The Hamilton Awards…