IEA Richard M. Wolf Memorial Award
IEA established this award in 2005 in recognition of the significant contributions made to the field of educational research by the late Dr Richard M. Wolf.
The award, which takes the form of a certificate and a prize of €500, is given annually to the author or authors of a paper published in a refereed journal, monograph, or book that includes analysis of data from one or more IEA studies.
For each year's award, the paper or chapter submitted must have been published within two years of the entry deadline (31 March of that year). Applicants should submit to the secretariat [at] iea.nl (subject: Entry%20for%20IEA%20Award) (IEA Secretariat):
- a copy of their paper or chapter as it was published;
- a detailed summary in English (for papers submitted in a language other than English);
- complete bibliographic details, including the title and date of the journal, monograph, or book, place of publication (book only), publisher, and page numbers.
About Richard M. Wolf
Dr Richard M. Wolf studied at Antioch College for his B.A. and at the University of Buffalo for his Ed.M. He spent some time as a teacher in the Central Schools in Clarence, New York—an experience that served him in good stead for his work as a researcher. In 1962 Dr Wolf was a graduate student in the Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis (MESA) program at the University of Chicago, studying under Dr Benjamin Bloom, one of the founding fathers of IEA. Dr Bloom appointed Dr Wolf to be in charge of data processing for the First International Mathematics Study, which had just begun. In addition to this work, Dr Wolf also conducted many of the analyses and interpretations for Dr Bloom's book Stability and Change in Human Characteristics. Upon the completion of his doctoral thesis on the relationship between home environments and achievement, Dr Wolf took up a position as assistant professor at the School of Education at the University of Southern California in 1965. In 1968 he became an associate professor of psychology and education at the Teachers College of Columbia University. He served as chair of the Department of Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics for 12 years and retired in 1998.
Dr Wolf was the United States General Assembly representative for IEA from 1976 to 1990, an individual member of IEA, and the chair of the IEA Publications and Editorial Committee from 1983 until his death. In 1977 Dr Wolf wrote a national report Achievement in America, and in 1979 he authored the textbookEvaluation in Education, considered a classic in the field. In addition to his extensive publication record, he has also helped national and international organizations in the areas of nursing, medical education, and accounting, and was a consultant to business and industry on a variety of measurement, evaluation, and data analytic matters. He continued to publish until his death.
Dr Wolf passed away in Larchmont, New York, on 17 June 2004.
Previous Wolf Award winners
|2016||Ryan T. Knowles|
|Asian values and democratic citizenship: exploring attitudes among South Korean eighth graders using data from the ICCS Asian Regional Module DOWNLOAD PDF|
|Asia Pacific Journal of Education (Vol. 35(2), 2015)|
|2014||Kajsa Yang Hansen and Ingrid Munck|
|Exploring the measurement profiles of socioeconomic background indicators and their differences in reading achievement: A two-level latent class analysis DOWNLOAD PDF|
|IERI Monograph Series: Issues and Methodologies in Large-Scale Assessments (Vol. 5, 2012)|
|2013||Moosung Lee and Philip Hallinger|
|National contexts influencing principals' time use and allocation: Economic development, societal culture, and educational system DOWNLOAD PDF|
|School Effectiveness and School Improvement (Vol. 23, No. 4, 2012)|
|2012||Kerry J. Kennedy, Magdalena Mo Ching Mok, and Michael Ying Wah Wong|
|Developing political trust in adolescents: Is there a role for schools?|
|Psychology of Trust (Ed. by B.R. Curtis, 2011, New York: Nova Science Publishers)|
|2010||Amita Chudgar and Thomas F. Luschei|
|National income, income inequality, and the importance of schools: A hierarchical cross-national comparison|
|American Educational Research Journal (Vol. 46, No. 3, 2009)|
|2009||Andrew M. Penner|
|Gender differences in extreme mathematical achievement: An international perspective on biological and social factors DOWNLOAD PDF|
|American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 114, 2008)|
|2008||Judith Torney-Purta, Carolyn H. Barber, and Britt Wilkenfeld|
|Latino adolescents' civic development in the United States: Research results from the IEA Civic Education Study|
|Journal of Youth and Adolescence (Vol. 36, No. 2, 2007)|
|2007||Shek-kam Tse, Joseph Wai-ip Lam, Elizabeth Ka-yee Loh, and Raymond Yu-hong Lam|
|The influence of the language that Hong Kong primary school students habitually speak at home on their Chinese reading ability in school DOWNLOAD PDF|
|Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (Vol. 28, No. 5, 2007)|