Current News!

AERA Registration is now open! Register now for this fully virtual conference.


Linnea Rademaker hosts a podcast featuring action research from around the globe.
Listen here: Action Research: Global Conversations or on your favorite podcast outlet.

Contact Linnea if you would like to be featured on this podcast, and share your work.


A second AR podcast, hosted by Adam Stieglitz and Joe Levitan, can be found here: The AR Podcast

Click here for the work of the Social Publishers' Foundation: SPF


The  STAR-Community of the Action Research Network of the Americas 
 (  has just published its Fall Newsletter in English and Spanish.  Links to both versions can be previewed and read from the STAR-C website. We hope that you will share these links with others who might be interested. 

The Fall 2020 STAR-C Newsletter features eight articles highlighting international perspectives related to supporting the teaching of action research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Supporting Student Learning Online: One Professor’s Story of Transitions and Lessons Learned
    Linda Purrington

  • Peru - We Didn't Know How to Handle a Pandemic
    Carlos Chiu

  • Reflecting from an Action Research Perspective on Remote Education Praxis under Pandemic Circumstances in Venezuela.
    Geitza Rebolledo Márquez

  • Online Learning in the Shadow of a Worldwide Pandemic
    Margaret Riel

  • Exploring How Teaching Action Research Has Been Altered During the Current Pandemic
    Ronald D. Morgan

  • COVID-19 Effects on Education in Austria and the E.U.
    Christine Lechner

  • Spanish Flu to COVID-19: a 100-Year Women's Narrative in America
    Teri Marcos

And more...


Welcome to the collaborative space for AERA Action Research Special Interest Group!

This is our space for interaction.  We want you to feel welcome and invite you to contribute.  This is both a website and wiki.  It is a website for all visitors, but it is a wiki-web for members (this means you can contribute). If you are not a member, please join us. Here is the link to join AERA Action Research SIG.
If you are new to google sites, there are two videos to help you learn how to work in google sites: 
1) overview of Google sites and 
2) learn how to use this site-- they are both short and watching these videos will help you become an expert.
Once the site is shared with you, you can start the process by selecting members and adding your name and information to the contact list.  You are welcome to use this site as a place to keep information about your action research activities. You are welcome to create your entry in the  Current AR projects.
We have also have created a space for planning for AERA meetings.  
Welcome and help us build and share in our action research world!

MARCH, 2021--highlights


AR Mar 1 2021 Newsletter

Salazar, C. (in press). Participatory action research with & for undocumented college students: Ethical challenges and methodological opportunities. Qualitative Research. DOI: 10.1177/1468794120985689


1.  A pioneer in feminist participatory research, Patricia Maguire, Professor Emerita and long-time teacher and scholar-activist, discusses her newest project and the Backstories that go with it. Please visit,

2.  This article regards an interview with Participatory Action Research activist-scholar Dr. Marcos Guevara Berger, anthropologist, Professor of the University at Costa Rica (UCR), who worked with U.S. Civil Rights Lawyer Alan Levine. Dr. Guevara Berger had a productive and noteworthy career in the spirit of PAR’s deep roots in Latin America. In recent years, he initiated an interdisciplinary UCR faculty-student dialogue on links between the human rights claims of Indigenous Peoples, perspectives on Environmental Law, and the Movement for the Alternative Resolution of Conflicts. Dr. Guevara Berger passed away in January 2021, and Social Publishers Foundation joins with the condolences expressed by UCR and his family and friends.  Please see the article, . 


February, 2021

Check out the February 1 newsletter edition here:



Dr. Vajra Watson at CSU-Sacramento:

We’re excited to announce our search for a new Tenure-Track Faculty member at CSU-Sacramento, with a focus on anti-racist leadership policies and practices. At this profound moment of societal change, the need for anti-racist leadership is critical to our understandings about equity and opportunity in K-12 and higher education. If you or a colleague would be the right fit for this position, we invite you to apply using the link below. The search is now open with an expected start date of August, 2021. >> We encourage full application submissions by Feb. 16, 2021.


Welcome to the New Year!

Writing opportunities:

My name is Nancy Nasr. This year, I am embarking on an exciting new adventure. I have partnered with Dr. Jill Perry (Executive director of CPED) to develop a two-volume book that synthesizes action research findings from a variety of disciplines. The first volume will be dedicated to the STEM fields, and the second volume will be dedicated to the humanities.

I am looking for potential authors for this book project. To be considered as an author here are a few requirements:

  1. Authors must be K-12 classroom teachers, who have conducted action research in their classroom, in a specific discipline. Authors who are elementary educators, must conduct their action research in a specific subject.
  2. Authors wishing to have their DiP considered for publication, must not have published their DiP elsewhere.
  3. Manuscripts should be between 5000-7000 words, so if authors would like their DiP considered, it will have to be significantly reduced in length.
  4. If an author has already published their DiP, they are welcome to conduct a new action research project in their discipline-specific classroom.

Those who are interested in contributing to this book project should email me an "intent to submit" to that includes the following information:

1) A description of yourself in 50-100 words
2) An abstract of your research manuscript in 100-300 words

Contact Aaron Zimmerman ( from Texas Tech University who is inviting proposals for an edited book, Methodological Innovations in Research and Academic Writing.


Marc Spooner of the University of Regina, Saskatchewan recently edited a new issue of the Canadian Journal of Action Research,  which you can access here:


Remember to submit your accepted paper by 

January 10, to be considered for the Best Paper 

Award, 2021 (for more information see the last 

newsletter, linked below).



NEW Newsletter, coming to you shortly!! Read it here in the meantime.



Brief reminder for Monday, November 23: Today at 7 pm central I will host a graduate student mentoring session. This is for anyone wanting to learn more about action research. Please email me for the Zoom link.


My thanks to the Best Paper committee volunteers for their work this week to finalize the rubric for the best paper for 2021! More information coming soon!


New Podcast episode is out!

Please enjoy my conversation with Meghan Manfra, and our discussion of valuing teacher autonomy and teacher action research. We speak about the value and power of stories as evidence of change and improvement in the classroom.


Graduate Student Mentoring Session:  Monday, November 23, 7 pm central standard time.

Email Linnea for the link to the meeting ( at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time.


Congratulations to all accepted papers! Please remember to submit your full paper to the SIG (email Linnea, SIG chair) for inclusion in the Best Paper Award for 2020-2021.



Graduate Student Mentoring Sessions: We are beginning our Fall 2020 mentoring sessions, with the first one scheduled for Friday, October 2, 11 a.m. central time. If you wish to be included, please email Linnea Rademaker (SIG CHAIR) and she will send you the meeting information.

September newsletter is out!

See the "Newsletters" tab above for more info.

From Social Publishers Foundation

This article previews a multi-year participatory action research project of the School of Public Life in Budapest, Hungary. Emerging out of the social disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, a research team examines political opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic creates for grassroots initiatives, and how these opportunities can be used in the long run. Please visit:


Warm regards,

Social Publishers Foundation

“Social Publishing with a Social Conscience”


This short essay addresses the experiences of a lecturer in special education in a teacher training school in Chihuahua, Mexico, during the confinement generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The author recounts her adjustments during a period that has been “long, complicated, and with great challenges and many learnings, both in my professional and personal life.”  To read the full text, please visit,


Call for Chapter Proposal-Action Research and the Global Empowerment of Educators and Student Learning


From Jessica Curtis, regarding the TESOL 2021 conference:

Given changes in plans for TESOL 2021, which now include options for in-person and virtual participation, we are pleased to extend the submission date for proposals to participate in the RPC Colloquium, Language Aware Teaching, to September 5th. We expect to have a great conversation about teaching for social justice in various policy contexts and teaching environments, including remote classrooms, and are thrilled that Dr. Wayne Wright, Associate Dean for Research at Purdue University, will take the role of discussant. Please email your proposals to by September 5th!  Our CFP is attached with the full session description.  


August, 2020

Come listen to our latest episode of the podcast, in which I talk with Mara Richards Bim, director of Cry Havoc Theatre, Dallas, TX, about her work facilitating youth participatory research and developing theatre productions from their work.

A conversation with Mara Richards Bim


Check out the "Newsletters" tab above for all the latest news.

Don't forget! AERA submission deadline extended to August 14.

2021 Conference will be virtual! We hope to include your submission.

July, 2020

See the Current AR projects tab for a new call from The New Educator journal.


See the Current AR projects tab for a new call from the 2021 TESOL International Convention.


A special message from AERA

Dear AERA Members and Prior Annual Meetings Participants,


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its prevalence across so many states and communities in the United States and internationally, we are extending the 2021 Annual Meeting submission deadline from Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. PDT to Friday, August 14, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.


We hope that graduate students and education researchers worldwide will benefit from this extra time to prepare paper and session submissions in ways that accommodate the special circumstances of COVID-19 in your lives. For those serving on peer review panels for 2021 Annual Meeting submissions, we will modify the deadlines to account for this three-week+ extension. You will be hearing from us additionally on this issue quite soon.


We continue to monitor quite closely the spread of COVID-19 and its resurgence in certain areas within the United States. As before, AERA follows the science in making decisions that support those submitting to AND participating in the AERA Annual Meeting and those working or living in the city that serves as our host, including Orlando in 2021.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at Robert Smith, AERA’s director of meetings, and I are actively engaged in examining current circumstances and options as they change almost day to day. Along with President Shaun Harper, we aim to support our research community and offer a meeting rich in content and success.


With best regards and fond thoughts,




Felice J. Levine, PhD
Executive Director


The "Action Research: Global Conversations" has a new episode!  Listen here: A conversation with Lonnie Rowell

You can also listen on your favorite podcast outlet.


See the call for submissions for a special issue of Educational Action Research, on climate change and sustainability. The full call and contact information for Mary Brydon-Miller (editor) is on our "Current AR Projects" tab at the top of the page.

June, 2020

Check out my latest episode of the Action Research: Global Conversations podcast, in which I interview Margaret Riel about her work in action research throughout her career.

Action Research Global Conversations


Updated Annual Meeting "Call for Submissions" information, located on the Annual Meeting Information tab


June 23 newsletter, posted on the Newsletter tab!


Check out our new podcast on action research:

Episode 1 features former AR SIG chair, Craig Mertler.

Action Research: Global Conversations


Our sister organization, Action Research Network of the Americas, is holding a webinar on Knowledge Democracy. 

SIGN-UP today for an ARNA Webinar: Knowledge Democratization in a Global Crisis, happening Tuesday, August 11 from 11am-1pm. Registration for this event can be done through > Choose North or South > Tickets (via our Eventbrite page).

May, 2020

Hello! My name is Linnea Rademaker ( and I am the incoming chair of the AR SIG for AERA. I also welcome my other officers:

Amy Roberts, program chair, and 

Grace Huang, secretary/treasurer.

Bookmark this space for more upcoming information.

Please email me if you have any questions. More information coming soon!

Watch this space for the call for proposals, due in late July for the 2021 meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida.


In 2021 we will be awarding a "Best Paper Award"

As the call for submissions is now open, we encourage you to submit your paper to the AR SIG. 

Eligibility for the award:

1. You do not need to be a member of the AR SIG (but we would love for you to be)

2. You must submit your paper to the AR SIG before the July deadline, and your paper must be accepted for presentation (in any format).

3. You must then submit your accepted paper when the call is announced following acceptance notices, which usually go out in November.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Upcoming events

Monthly mentoring discussion groups: Time TBA

AR Podcasts: TBA

Listserv/newsletters: monthly