January 26, 2014
We are pleased to announce the call for contributors to the forthcoming Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research. The volume will be published in the fall of 2015 and will contain 34 chapters examining the global scope of action research. The handbook will provide 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. Cross-national issues of networking, as well as the challenges, tensions and issues associated with the transformative power of action research will be explored from multiple perspectives providing unique contributions to our understanding of what it means to do action research and to be an action researcher. The handbook also will explore the potential of a global action research agenda for readers to consider as they embark on new projects and seek additional ways to connect with other action researchers in diverse parts of the globe.
The pdf documents below provide more specific information, including the scope of the contributions being sought and the guidelines for submitting proposals. We look forward to hearing from both experienced and novice action researchers and want to particularly encourage authorship proposals from action research practitioners in diverse fields working in collaboration with academics supporting action research.
Proposed chapter outlines and abstracts are due March 28, 2014
Lonnie Rowell, Cathy Bruce, Joe Shosh, and Margaret Riel, Editors