Education Professor Wins Distinguished Contribution Through Research Award – University of Reading18 April 2001
The USA-based National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) is the most significant organisation, at world level, concerned with research in science education. Their senior annual award is for `Distinguished Contribution to Science Education Through Research'
This year the accolade went to Professor John Gilbert, Professor of Education in the School of Education.
Professor Gilbert is only the fourth non-US citizen to be given this award in the fifteen years that it has been given. NARST bestowed the award on Professor Gilbert because of his `continuing contribution over the last 20 years of his career to science education through exemplary, high –quality research. Which has provided notable leadership and made a substantial impact on science education.' His citation said that `The significant and outstanding accomplishments of Professor Gilbert make him a worthy recipient of this prestigious award for life-time achievement in science education research.'
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