Deborah Britzman awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

The accolades for Distinguished Research Faculty of Education Professor Deborah Britzman continue.

Deborah Britzman
Deborah Britzman

Britzman was awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) at the association’s annual award meeting on May 30 during the CSSE conference at the University of Calgary. The award is in recognition of Britzman’s many contributions to research in teacher education over the years..

“You offer an extensive publication record, complimented by your role as a distinguished research professor at York University,” said Julie Mueller, Chair of the CATE Lifetime Research Award Committee. “Your recognition as a national and international invited lecturer and keynote speaker further illustrates the breadth and influence of your research. Your nominators view your work ‘Practice Makes Practice’ to be one of the most influential volumes on teacher education in current use and your work in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy has enriched and added a unique perspective in the field of teacher education.”

In 2006, Britzman was honoured with the title of York University Distinguished Research Professor. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of previous awards, including the James and Helen Meritt Distinguished Service Award to the Philosophy of Education from Northern Illinois University (2003); the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award (1999); and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award, York University (1999).

“This is yet another very impressive achievement by Professor Britzman and we congratulate her on being the recipient of this very prestigious and well-deserved award,” said Ron Owston, dean of the Faculty of Education.

Internationally known for her research in education and psychoanalysis, Britzman is the author of eight books and over 90 research articles, including the books A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom: Education as Human Condition (Albany: SUNY Press, 2016) and Melanie Klein: Early Analysis, Play and The Question of Freedom (Springer Press, 2015).