AERA American Education and Research Association, Action Research Special Interest Group
The Action Research SIG
(Special Interest Group) of AERA has been working hard to develop the community of action research within AERA, the world's largest association of educational researchers. ARNA has been working closely with the AR SIG to extend the reach and connectivity among action researchers throughout the America's.
CLAYSS Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario
The Latin American Center for Service Learning CLAYSS, founded in 2002 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, contributes to "the growth of a fraternal and participative culture in Latin America through the development of educational social engagement projects". The CLAYSS website is: http://www.clayss.org.ar/
The Big Tent Group
The Big Tent Group consists of a number of global networks for participatory research and university-community engagement, including ARNA. Established in 2010, the group is focused on sharing information and calling for further action to enhance community-university engagement. A series of discussions across the networks have been held and have been framed as 'Big Tent' dialogues. ARNA became a part of this process in May of 2013.
Read the 4th Global Communique on global challenges and the transformation to sustainable societies. ARNA participated in drafting this statement at a conference in Barcelona, Spain in May 2013. The following groups are included in the big tent are:
Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research (GACER)
Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
Living Knowledge Network
PASCAL International Observatory
Community Network for Research Equity & Impact
Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA)
Asia Pacific University Community Engagement Network
Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios
Commonwealth Universities Extension and Engagement Network
Community Campus Partnerships for Health
See the file below for the 4th Global Communique issued by the Big Tent Group in May 2013. ARNA is a signatory on this communique and urges members to share the statement with colleagues in universities, schools, community organizations and governments throughout the Americas.
CARN Collaborative Action Research Network
The Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) can be thought of as a Big Sister of ARNA. Established in 1975, CARN has been a guiding force in the development of action research in Europe and other parts of the world. The CARN web site is: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/carnnew/
Partnerships for Social Action Research
Research and Practice in Adult Literacies
RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacies) is the only UK-wide organisation that focuses on the role of literacies in adult life. We enjoy engaging in debates that touch on English language and literacy, numeracy and digital skills across homes, communities and workplaces. Through our members, digital journals, conferences and fora, policy and advocacy work, we are active in Europe and have international links.