Latest News

Latest News

  • The next CARN Conference will be held in Braga, Portugal on 6th-8th November 2015, entitled: Action Research Across Disciplinary Settings: challenges for change and empowerment. More details here
  • CARN EN ESPAÑOL Con gran placer les informo que ahora tenemos la presentación de CARN en Español . Muchas gracias a Geitza Rebolledo y a Gonzalo Araoz por realizar la traducción
  • 各位同事: 我很高兴地通知大家,现在 CARN 的宣介有了中文版,可从如下网页察看 点击这里. 非常感谢贾福生和苏菲所做的翻译工作。 祝好

An Outline Statement

CARN was founded in 1976 in order to continue the development work of the Ford Teaching Project in UK primary and secondary schools. Since that time it has grown to become an international network drawing its members from educational, health, social care, commercial, and public services settings.
CARN aims to encourage and support action research projects (personal, local, national and international), accessible accounts of action research projects, and contributions to the theory and methodology of action research.

CARN sets out to generate:-

  • for action research that requires critical inquiry into past, current and future practice
  • for research that involves active involvement with practitioners and participants
  • for inquiry where practitioners actively contribute to the generation of knowledge and theory
  • for approaches where community development works to engage with and support critical, collective action for social justice
  • for approaches to professional development that takes into account the context of institutional practices and structures as well wider political, social and cultural forces
  • for action research that aims to bring about change both inside and outside of institutional spaces
  • for action researchers working both individually and in collaboration with others
  • for anyone wishing to set up action research activities as part of ongoing developments, new inquiries, research projects, community engagements, etc
  • for anyone who is interested in developing collaborative, critical and creative dialogue between practice and inquiry; research and practice, theory and experience
  • through sharing accounts of action research, on the CARN website, in the Educational Action Research international journal, and through other CARN publications
  • through attentive personal encouragement and critical feedback
  • through regional events, study days and at the CARN annual conference

Regional CARN Networks

CARN also has the following regional networks:

Translated CARN Leaflets

Español (Spanish)

中国 (Chinese)