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The Action Research Network of the Americas is dedicated to forging relationships
 with other regional action research networks 

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
Convenio Fundación Bica - Clayss
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:


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

Talloires Network

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:

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                UCP-SARnet University-Community 
             Partnerships for Social Action Research

University-Community Partnership for Social Action Research (UCP-SARnet) is a growing network of above 1400 students, university faculties, community activists, and governmental officials engaged in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 75 countries.  UCP-SARnet is dedicated to the education of the next generation of community leaders by compiling and housing an interactive online library of resources and facilitating cross-sector collaborations, networking and multicultural dialogues.


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.



Big Tent IV Communiqué - The grand global challenges and the transformation to sustainable societies.pdf
Margaret Riel,
Jun 23, 2013, 1:54 PM