Action Research Communities (ARCs) are ways members create small but active groups of people who want to share resources, strategies, practices and ideas around a specific topic. They are established as the needs and interests of ARNA members evolve. At present we have a number of groups that have started, with some more active that others. We are also encouraging the formation of new groups. To join a community or to create a new group, please contact Blair Niblet (

ARCs… in action.

Early Childhood Education

Co-Chair : Mina Kim, San Francisco State University (

Graduate Students

Chair: Yanik Müller, McGill University (

Health Equity

Chair: Nancy Murphy, Red Bank, NJ, Rutgers University (

Mary Canales, Platsburgh, NY, (
Gennifer Holt, Durham, NC, (
Nelly Gomez, Vancouver, BC, (
Shari Laliberte, Vancouver, BC, (
Abe Oudshoorn, London, Ontario, (
Maggie Pharris, St. Paul, MN, (
Erin Yeagley, Arlington, VA, (
Erika Turley: Seattle, WA, (
Luciana Cordeiro, Pelotas, Brazil (

Participatory Action Research & Popular Education

Chair: Camilo Manchola, University of Brasilia (

School Counseling

Co-Chairs: Morgan Urbany ( and  Scott Merkel (


School Leadership

Co-Chairs: Randy Ziegenfuss ( and Lynn Fuini-Hetten (, Salisbury Township School District

Supporting the Teaching of Action Research (STAR)

Our STAR community works collaboratively in a learning circle to provide resources, ideas, and strategies to support the teaching of action research.  We have developed a website with topics and resources, a STAR newsletter published 3x a year around teaching issues and strategies, and a weekly Action Research Teaching blog for more interaction among members around ideas, methods, and strategies for supporting the teaching of action research.

Join STAR! 

Facilitator: Margaret Riel, Pepperdine University (


Youth Participatory Action Research

Co-Chairs: Chris Buttimer, Harvard University (, and Paula Elias, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (