ALEA National Awards

The nomination procedure for ALEA National Awards appears at the bottom of this page.

Applications for all National Awards close on 31 March each year.

ALEA LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The Life Membership Award honours those members who have made a sustained contribution to the Association over an extended period of time, demonstrating excellence, commitment, diversity and continuity at the local, state, and national level in leadership, administration and the promotion of the aims and purposes of the Association. In addition the member will have also made some contribution to ALEA at the international level.

Criteria for Selection

The nominee will have demonstrated the following:
• A substantial contribution to ALEA over an extended period of time
• Commitment, diversity and continuity in leadership at the local, state and national level of ALEA
• Proven administrative skills at the local, state and national level of ALEA
• Promotion of the aims and purposes of the Association at the local, state and national level.
• Some international contribution to one or more of the following aspects of ALEA -

leadership
administration
promotion of the aims and purposes of the Association

Award entitlement

• Certificate
• Free membership to the association for life

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THE ALEA MEDAL

The ALEA Medal recognises and honours those members who have made a considerable contribution to the Association. The member will have demonstrated excellence, commitment, diversity and continuity at the local, state and/or national level in more than one of the following areas:
• leadership
• administration
• promotion of the aims and purposes of the Association

Criteria for selection

The nominee will have demonstrated more than one of the following:
• Commitment, diversity and continuity in leadership at the local, state and/or national level of ALEA
• Excellent administrative skills at the local, state and/or national level of ALEA
• Promoted the aims and purposes of the Association at the local, state and/or national level in continuous and diverse ways
• Extended and active length of service as a member of ALEA

Award entitlement

ALEA medal

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THE ALEA CITATION OF MERIT AWARD FOR LITERACY

(The Garth Boomer Award)
The ALEA Citation of Merit Award for Literacy recognises and honours an individual's outstanding contribution to literacy education over a sustained period of time.

Criteria for selection

The nominee will have demonstrated:
• An outstanding contribution to the area of literacy education
• A contribution over a sustained period of time

Award entitlement

• Certificate

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THE ALEA CITATION OF MERIT AWARD FOR RESEARCH

The ALEA Citation of Merit Award for Research recognises an individual's outstanding published research which contributes significantly to the advancement of knowledge in the area of language and literacy.

Criteria for selection

The nominee will have demonstrated:
• An outstanding ability to undertake research in a significant area of language and literacy
• Evidence of recent publication of this research
• That the research contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the area of language and literacy education

Award entitlement

• Certificate

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THE ALEA DOCTORAL THESIS AWARD

The ALEA Doctoral Thesis Award recognises an individual’s outstanding doctoral dissertation (either PhD or EdD) that has had impact or has potential impact within the field of English Curriculum or Literacy Teaching and Learning in an area in the birth – Year 12 settings, teacher education or teacher professional learning contexts in Australia. Dissertations based on teacher education or teacher professional learning are permitted if the focus is on preservice teachers or teachers working within the field of English Curriculum or Literacy Teaching and Learning in an area in the birth – Year 12 settings in Australia.

Criteria for selection

The nominee will have demonstrated:

  • Financial individual membership of ALEA at the time of nomination
  • Completion of a Doctor of Education (EdD) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) dissertation at an Australian university during the previous financial year (1 July - 30 June) as indicated by the date on the seal of the university graduation parchment (see timelines)
  • Impact or potential impact of the doctoral research within the fields of English Curriculum or Literacy Teaching and Learning in an area in the birth – Year 12 settings, teacher education or teacher professional learning contexts in Australia.

Award entitlement

  • Certificate

Assessment panel

A panel of 3 assessors will be formed as follows:

  • An ALEA ‘Elder’ who is doctoral qualified with a reputation for high quality research
  • The ALEA National Council President or a nominated representative from the ALEA National Council who is doctoral qualified and deemed research active
  • An ALEA appointed Early Career Researcher who is doctoral qualified within the last 5 years, deemed research active, and an individual financial ALEA member.

Future application rounds

Date of EdD or PhD conferral
as per university parchment

Applications Close

Award Presented

1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015

31 March 2016

ALEA National Conference July 2016

1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016

31 March 2017

ALEA National Conference July 2017

1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017

31 March 2018

ALEA National Conference July 2018

1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018

31 March 2019

ALEA National Conference July 2019

1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

31 March 2020

ALEA National Conference July 2020

1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020

31 March 2021

ALEA National Conference July 2021

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Nomination Procedure for ALEA National Awards

Individual ALEA members may be nominated by any two ALEA members by submitting the following:

1. Background information including -

• Name of the Award
• Name, home and workplace address, telephone and email details of the nominee
• Name, address, telephone and email details of the writers of the submission

2. A two page application which addresses the criteria for the nominated award
3. Nominee’s current CV
4. For the ALEA Doctoral Thesis Award, provide the following additional documentation:

  • Current financial ALEA individual membership number
  • 300 word citation of thesis
  • Scanned copy of graduation parchment showing eligible dates
  • One chapter from the thesis or one published paper based on the thesis that the applicant believes best demonstrates the outstanding qualities of the overall thesis
  • Unabridged copies of two external examiners’ reports
  • A 500 word statement from one of the nominee’s research supervisors that supports the claim of impact or potential impact of the research.

Nominations for national awards should be sent to the Secretary of the National Council by 31 March each year for consideration for presentation of awards at the ALEA National Conference later in the year.

National Awards enquiries to:

Wendy Rush, ALEA National Secretary
Freephone (within Australia): 1800 248 379
+61 8 8332 2845
Email: office@alea.edu.au

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Grants/Awards

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