The Canadian Philosophy of Education Society has instituted an annual CPES Thesis or Dissertation Award in order to recognize an outstanding thesis or dissertation that addresses significant issues in philosophy of education. CPES invites submissions from all philosophical traditions in either English or French. Authors must be members of CPES at the time of submission, and the thesis or dissertation has to be completed at a Canadian university, to be considered for the Award.
Award recipients will receive a certificate from the CPES Thesis and Dissertation Award Committee plus a cash award of one hundred dollars ($100.00). If award recipients have not already presented a paper at CSSE based upon their thesis or dissertation research they will be encouraged to submit a proposal for such a paper presentation to the CPES Program Committee.
The CPES Thesis and Dissertation Award Committee will review Master’s (M.Ed. and M.A.) theses and Doctoral (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) dissertations on alternate years (odd numbered for Master’s, even numbered for Doctoral). The 2016 award is for Doctoral dissertations only.
Candidates may be nominated by a member of their research supervisory committee, by a member of CPES, or may nominate themselves. The dissertation must have been completed and the degree awarded within the past two years (24 months) prior to the submission deadline. A complete submission package consists of a copy of the dissertation, including abstract, along with a letter of recommendation from a member of the research supervisory committee explaining why the work makes a significant contribution to philosophy of education. All documents should be submitted as email attachments in Word or PDF format. (If submission by email is not possible, please contact one of the Co-Chairs of the CPES Thesis and Dissertation Award Committee.)
Please send theses, nominations, or queries to: Dr. Christopher Martin, Co-Chair CPES Thesis and Dissertation Award Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next submission deadline is 15th January 2016 and is for Doctoral dissertations only.
The Committee’s decision will be announced publicly at the next annual meeting of CPES, at the University of Calgary, in May 2016.
If you are unsure whether a dissertation is sufficiently linked to philosophy of education to meet the award criteria, please send a copy of the abstract and table of contents to one of the Co-Chairs of the Committee for initial screening.