Joseph C. Beckham Nominations

Joseph C. Beckham Nominations

Dissertation of the Year

Awarded at the ELA Annual Conference

New deadline: July 1, 2021

Criteria

To be considered, the dissertation must focus on education law and:

• Have a theoretical base.

• Be conceptually clear and address an important problem or hypothesis.

• Contain a comprehensive and relevant review of applicable literature.

• Demonstrate a methodologically sound approach present a cogent analysis of data show significant results and discussion.

• Be written in a scholarly style with appropriate documentation.

ELA uses a blind-review process with multiple readers to evaluate the dissertations. The chair or a member of the student’s dissertation committee, as a member of ELA, should submit a letter of nomination that includes an endorsement attesting to the nominee’s eligibility and specifying the meritorious nature of the dissertation. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

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