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National Writing Project Radio Introduces ARNA to NWP

posted Apr 6, 2016, 8:10 AM by Joe Shosh   [ updated Apr 6, 2016, 8:32 AM ]
The National Writing Project (NWP) will introduce its membership to the Action Research Network of the Americas in its latest NWP Radio show to premiere at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 7, 2016 ( Following its premiere, the program will be available for streaming at Host Tanya Baker interviews ARNA chair Joseph Shosh, 2016 conference lead chair John Peters, Highlander Center Education team member Susan Williams, and ARNA membership chair Holly Marich. More than 5,000 listeners tune in live or download the typical NWP Radio broadcast.

The NWP website notes, "We are excited to introduce NWP Radio listeners to ARNA, the Action Research Network of the Americas. We'll hear about the history and current work of ARNA, about their upcoming conference and their association with The Highlander Center, and about why NWP teachers and researchers might be interested in connecting with ARNA.

ARNA brings together practitioners from throughout North and South America and around the world to engage in dialogue and construct knowledge on professional practice ( Since its founding in 2012, ARNA has held annual conferences in California, Pennsylvania, and Ontario with the 2016 conference to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee and 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.

The ARNA mission unites college and university students and faculty conducting practitioner inquiry into teaching and learning with fellow action researchers in public schools, private schools, community settings and workplaces throughout the Americas. ARNA members are committed to taking action locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to promote action research that is conducted with a commitment to honesty, integrity, inclusiveness, multi-vocality, engagement, and achievement within sustainable democratic societies. ARNA encourages NWP members to join us in Knoxville to share the important literacy research they're conducting in schools across America with an international audience."