Sarah Hart, assistant professor of special education, has been awarded the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research 2018 Student Research Award. Hart’s work examines the transition out of school for students with disabilities in New Zealand. Through this student research awards program, the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research recognizes high-quality research conducted during doctoral study. This was the first time the international organization awarded a study conducted outside the US.
Hart received the award in the qualitative design category for her research titled “Possibilities for a Transition with Dignity: Silos and Trialling in Aotearoa New Zealand.” The paper’s abstract reads:
The CEC Division for Research (CEC-DR) is a division of The Council for Exceptional Children devoted to the advancement of research related to the education of individuals with disabilities and/or who are gifted. The goals of CEC-DR include the promotion of equal partnership with practitioners in designing, conducting, and interpreting research in special education. To learn more visit: http://community.cec.sped.org/dr/home.