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Faculty Honored at 2003 Awards Convocation

At the annual MSU Awards Convocation in February, Susan Florio-Ruane, professor (te) was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award for her pioneering work in the adaptation of anthropological and sociolinguistic methods to the study of classroom teaching. The award is based on a comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and/or creative activities, instruction, and outreach. Over the years, her research has provided scholars in wide-ranging fields with insights into the voices and perspectives of teachers and children and the issues related to culture, identity, equity, and power that affect schools deeply. As coordinator of the Learning Community Teacher Education Program, Florio-Ruane continues to give educators the potential to discover and transform education. (2003)