Latinos and Education Handbook Wins National Award
August 9, 2010
By: Leslie Cranford
Texas Tech education faculty are major contributors to content.
A book highlighting the year’s most influential work in the field of Latinos in
education, in which two Texas Tech University faculty members had a hand, has earned
attention from a national education association.
The Handbook of Latinos and Education
was awarded the 2010 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies
Association (AESA). Juan Muñoz, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum
and Instruction, vice president for Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Community Engagement
and vice provost for Undergraduate Education, was a section editor. Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz,
an associate professor in the bilingual education and diversity studies program within
the Department of Curriculum and Instruction was a contributor. The book was launched
at the Latino Education and Advocacy Day summit
“The handbook has the unique purpose and function of profiling the scope and terrain
of this particular domain of academic inquiry,” said Enrique Murillo, editor-in-chief
of the publication. “It presents the most significant and potentially influential
work in the field of Latinos and education, in terms of its contributions to research,
to professional practice and to the emergence of related interdisciplinary studies
The book was nominated by a member of the organization and reviewed over the summer
by a committee of AESA
members for consideration for the award. In the committee’s judgment, the work made
an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the Foundations of Education.
The list of books named for the award will appear in the program of the annual meeting,
October 27-31 in Denver and they will be displayed in the conference book exhibit.
The list of books will also appear on the association’s website.
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