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Joan Zaretsky: Co-winner of the Thomas B. Greenfield Ph.D Dissertation Award

September 22, 2011 — 

Joan Zaretsky is the 2011 co-winner of the Thomas B. Greenfield Ph.D Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA).

Zaretsky received the Greenfield Award on May 31, 2011, at the annual meeting of CASEA at the University of New Brunswick. She gave a brief presentation on her work, titled Compliance perspectives of principals: A study of Northern Manitoba principals’ perspectives regarding new special education legislation. She will be receiving her doctoral degree from the University of Manitoba June 1, 2011 at convocation.

Thomas B Greenfield was a professor at the University of Toronto (OISE) who challenged the traditional study of educational administration in he 1970s. He argued for a theory of organizations that would begin with an understanding of their social construction. He advised researchers to concentrate on the subjectively held meanings of those within organizations. This award, established in his honour in 1978, recognizes the significance of the research problem, conceptualization, design and execution of the study, potential for theory development, further research and improved practice and relevance for the field of educational administration in Canada.

UM graduate Janice Stewart received this award in 2008. This is the second time that a UM graduate has received this award.

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