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International Handbook of Action Research Now Available

posted Nov 19, 2016, 12:31 PM by Lonnie Rowell   [ updated Nov 19, 2016, 12:38 PM ]
We are pleased to announce that the Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research, edited by ARNA's Lonnie Rowell, Cathy Bruce, Joe Shosh, and Margaret Riel is now available for purchase. The Handbook offers a vivid portrait of both theoretical perspectives and practical action research activity and related benefits around the globe, while attending to the cultural, political, social, historical and ecological contexts that localize, shape and characterize action research. Consisting of teachers, youth workers, counselors, nurses, community developers, artists, ecologists, farmers, settlement-dwellers, students, professors and intellectual-activists on every continent and at every edge of the globe, the movement sustained and inspired by this community was born of the efforts of intellectual-activists in the mid-twentieth century specifically: Orlando Fals Borda, Paulo Freire, Myles Horton, and Kurt Lewin. Cross-national issues of networking, as well as the challenges, tensions, and issues associated with the transformative power of action research are explored from multiple perspectives providing unique contributions to our understanding of what it means to do action research and to be an action researcher. This handbook also examines prospects for a global action research agenda and maps out perspectives for readers to consider as they embark on new projects.

Here is the link to Handbook review and ordering:

The editors also have established a website for the Handbook and invite interested folks to visit this site:

A virtual Book Launch Celebration will be held two times on Thursday, December 1. For further information about the Book Launch contact Editors' Assistant Amy Liechty at For other questions about the Handbook please contact Lead Editor Lonnie Rowell at