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2017 Central Division Meeting

Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education
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The Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education, in memory of Israel Scheffler, will be awarded every third year for a book or a connected set of three or more papers, the most recent of which was published no more than five years previous, on a topic in philosophy of education, broadly construed. 
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The winner of the prize will receive a $1,000 award. If the selected book or connected work is co-authored, the authors will share equally in the $1,000 award.

Frequency: Every third year

Inaugural award: 2017

Next deadline: February 15, 2017

The Scheffler Prize award check will normally be presented at the APA’s annual prize reception at the APA Eastern Division meeting.


Only APA members are eligible for the prize.

Questions may be directed to [email protected].


Books and connected works may be nominated for the prize by any APA member, including their authors.

Only members may submit nominations; please sign in to access the nomination form.

To submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.


The selection committee of at least five will be formed by the APA for each prize cycle. The committee will consist of APA members, at least two of whom should be specialists in philosophy of education.

Currently serving members of the selection committee are not eligible for the Scheffler prize. If an APA committee, such as the committee on lectures, publications, and research, oversees the prize selection, currently serving members of that committee are also ineligible for the prize.

Previous Awardees

The Scheffler prize will be awarded for the first time in 2017.

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