This memorable road that I have just summarized, has one more highlight. I will close my story with that.
Barbara Moon (a PHD student working with me), Jolie-Meyer Smith (a student at UBC) and I drew on the data-base that we had put together and reviewed other research in teacher education. We produced a paper that critically reviewed research in teacher education. That paper won the AERA Annual Research Award (Wideen, Moon, & Meyer-Smith,). Receiving this award at the AERA annual meeting in San Francisco was the Highlight of my career in Education. It justified much of the effort that went into the research emphasis in our faculty, its link to teacher education as well as the effort that had been put into the Institute, and remains one of my proudest moments.