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Nominations: The Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action

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SCRA Award Nominations  2011 - The Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action

This award was established in 1993 to recognize individuals working in the conceptually demanding, creative, and groundbreaking tradition of Seymour B. Sarason.

The criteria include:

 1) novel and critical rethinking, reframing, and reworking of basic assumptions, approaches, and issues in the human services, education, psychology, mental retardation and other areas of community research and action;

 2) major books and other scholarship that reflect these new approaches within the context of historical wisdom; and

 3) action-research and other action efforts that reflect these new approaches.

 Those working both in academia and applied settings, including government, are eligible for this $1,000 award, given biennially by the Society for Community Research and Action: Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. The award is presented at the SCRA Biennial conference and the recipient is invited to submit a manuscript relevant to their work to the American Journal of Community Psychology, the official journal of SCRA.The nomination deadline for the award is April 30, 2011.

A detailed letter of nomination (including a self-nomination) addressing how the nominee exemplifies each of the above criteria as well as a copy of the nominee's vita should be sent electronically to:  Judy Primavera, Chair of the Sarason Award Committee, at  jprimavera@fairfield.edu.  The award recipient will be notified prior to the SCRA Biennial Conference which takes place this year in Chicago, Illinois from June 16-19, 2011.  

Past recipients of the award are:

Edward Zigler

1993

Emory Cowen

1995

Murray Levine

1997

Julian Rappaport

1999

James G. Kelly

2001

Rudolf H. Moos

2002

Rhona S. Weinstein

2005

Raymond P. Lorion

2007

Ed Seidman

2009

 

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