Current News!

Knowledge Democracy through sharing: Podcasting!

Are you looking for ways to share your action research? The podcast is a great way to disseminate your work in AR. Take a listen and contact me to be featured on an episode.
Linnea Rademaker hosts a podcast featuring action research from around the globe.
Listen here: Action Research: Global Conversations or on your favorite podcast outlet.

Check out the latest episode of the Action Research: Global Conversations Podcast. Episode 11: A Conversation with Leroy McLean about action research and organizational learning

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

Their latest episode, featuring Dr. Alfredo Ortiz Aragón


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

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!

July, 2021:

DEADLINE EXTENDED!! You have until July 20 to submit your proposal. I hope you enjoy these extra days from the AERA governance.

Hurry!! The deadline to submit to the 2022 Annual Meeting is coming soon (July 12, 2021). Consider submitting to the Action Research SIG.


June newsletter:


We sincerely hope this note finds you and your loved ones well with a bit of optimism along with the continuing confirmation about the importance of our work.  Our apologies for a longer than usual note but there is a lot to share and I will be as brief as possible. 


The Sixth International CREA Conference Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness against the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism will be held in Chicago from September 29 -October 1. While there will be an online component, we are increasingly optimistic about being together as a community in Chicago, as progress in the health environment continues in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois with restrictions on large gatherings being lifted.  


September 30, 2021.  

CREA joins in the centennial birthday celebration of our beloved elder Professor Edmund W. Gordon (John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Emeritus - Yale University and Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus - Teachers College, Columbia University). Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir (President Spencer Foundation and current President of the American Educational Research Association) will deliver the Fifth Edmund W. Gordon Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the luncheon.  

Morning Plenary Session “Measurement, Data Science, and the Critical 

Panelists: Drs. Ezekiel Dixon-Roman (University of Pennsylvania), Odis Johnson (Johns Hopkins University) and Ebony McGee (Vanderbilt University) 

Chair: Dr. Monica Mitchell (MERAssociates)  

Discussant: Dr. Melvin Hall (Northern Arizona University) 


October 1, 2021 

Dr. Mildred García will deliver the closing conference keynote address at the luncheon. Dr. Garcia is the president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington DC. . She is the first Latina to lead one of the six presidentially based higher education associations in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AASCU, Dr. García served as the president of California State University, Fullerton and at CSU Dominguez Hills.   


Discussant: Dr. Daniel Solorzano.  Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education and Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles as well as the Inaugural Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies in Education. Member of the National Academy of Education. 


Further details on these panelists and other keynote/plenary speakers can be found at: 


Registration for the in-person CREA VI and hotel registration only can be found at: 

Registration link for the virtual component of CREA VI only can be found at: 

If you have questions or need assistance please contact Tim Leyhe at


June, 2021: 

My colleague, Cherese Childers-McKee, and I and thrilled to announce the release of our recent Call For Papers for the Action Research Journal!


Our aim is to learn more about how others are teaching Action Research as a methodology capable of developing a more sustainable, just world and what the essence of this “instruction” looks and sounds like in a variety of formal and informal global landscapes.


We are hoping that you will be able to include this CFP in the next AR Sig newsletter.


Capturing a broad audience and set of experiences is a “must” for us, so please definitely feel free to pass this along to your personal Action Research networks, as well.


Don’t hesitate to forward any inquiries our way and please let us know of any additional steps required for the newsletter addition.


Have a great week! Thanks so very much for considering this request!




--Melissa A. Parenti, Ed.D.--

Assistant Teaching Professor

Graduate School of Education

Northeastern University

Boston, MA  02115

May news:

Action Research Training Opportunity:
Joe Levitan of McGill University and Kayla Johnson
are offering a virtual workshop, entitled "Community Based Participatory Action Research: Working Collaboratively to Address Critical Social Issues." June 21-24. For more information, please check out this link: UK Summer Learning Series 2021


Check out the call for proposals for a new edited book:
CALL FOR PAPERS OR MANUSCRIPTS CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES THROUGH ACTION RESEARCH ACROSS EDUCATIONAL DISCIPLINES: THE K-12 CLASSROOM Edited by: Nancy T. Nasr, Granada Hills Charter High School Jill Alexa Perry, University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) The first volume in the Contemporary Perspectives Through Action Research Across Educational Disciplines Series edited by Nancy T. Nasr and Jill Alexa Perry

For more information: Nancy Nasr (

More information in the May newsletter link below.
Note that deadline extended to August 13.

Event: CSU Action Research Virtual Symposium
Date: 4:00 - 5:30p.m. (EST), Thursday, 4/29/2021

You are cordially invited to the 2021 CSU Action Research Virtual Symposium annual event. During this event, K-12 practitioners and CSU MUST graduate interns from several school districts (Cleveland Metropolitan, Maple Hts., Parma, Warrensville Hts. and Euclid School Districts along with St. Martin dePorres High School) will share their action research projects facilitated by CSU faculty (See the flyer here).  

 (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)
Questions? Contact Sameena Khan at
We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!

CARN has announced a new publishing project for action researchers. Check it out here:


We're getting close to the 2021 Annual Meeting.
Shawn Loescher, the 2020 winner of the best dissertation award, will be our speaker at the business meeting.
See the newsletter for more information.

March 24 Newsletter, with AR SIG sessions listed for the annual meeting, along with directions for chair and discussants:


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

AERA Annual Meeting Registration

MARCH, 2021--highlights

March 18, 2021 Newsletter:

IN FOCUS: Language Aware Teaching in Multilingual and Remote Contexts 
March 25, 2021
2-3PM Live via Zoom 

Presented by the TESOL Research Professional Council

See more information here.

For more information, contact:

Summer Institute on Approaches to Participatory Action Research  
July 12-16, 2021  

For more information, click here.


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, . 



Hello! My name is Linnea Rademaker ( and I am the  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.