An Award for Doucet’s Article on African American Children’s Schooling

Fabienne Doucet, assistant professor of education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, has received The Taylor and Francis Annual Award for Distinguished Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (JECTE) Article of the Year Award. Her article, ‘How African American Parents Understand Their and Teachers’ Roles in Children’s Schooling and What This Means for Preparing Preservice Teachers,’ was selected as the outstanding article published in JECTE during 2008. Each year, the refereed journal’s editorial board reviews its four issues, and its publisher, Taylor and Francis, provides a $1,000 prize for an exceptional article.

Doucet studies family, school, and community partnerships, parental values and beliefs about education, and the schooling experiences of immigrant and U.S.-born children of color. In 2003, she was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship to work on a book manuscript based on her study on how values and beliefs about academic achievement are communicated between Haitian immigrant parents and their children.