Event details coming soon.
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NMSU is in the planning stages of hosting an international research symposium on the potential of action research to transform national education reform in developing countries in the Spring of 2014. The one-day event will be a virtual seminar with presentations and discussion opportunities for participants.
Dr. Candace Kaye is the co-chair of the ARNA Collaborations Beyond the Americas Working Group (CBA), along with Dr. Lonnie Rowell, Chair of The Action Research Network of the Americas’ (ARNA) Transition Coordinating Group. ARNA emphasizes inter and intra institutional collaborations, with a special focus on agreements with institutions that have a proven track record of collaborations across departmental and academic unit lines.*
The first project of CBA will be an action research virtual symposium in Spring 2014, which will exclusively be an NMSU initiative. Potential participants will be from Mongolian State University of Education, Beijing Normal University [invited by Candace], colleagues from Colombia and Ecuador, and a possible inclusion from a colleague in Ethiopia. Additional participants are welcome.
The event will be co-sponsored by NMSU’s Office of International and Border Programs and the NMSU College of Education. NMSU’s key supporters are Dr. Candace Kaye, Associate Professor in the College of Education, and Dr. Cornell H. Menking, Associate Provost for International and Border Programs and Associate Professor in the College of Education.
The exploratory theme for the virtual symposium will be in response to the question, “How can action research support educational reform at a national level?”
The planned NMSU symposium will be a first step in connecting with ARNA – Action Research Network of the Americas. At the symposium we have invited Dr. Lonnie Rowell, Chair of the ARNA Coordinating Group to participate. It is hoped that the symposium will lead to a jointly written proposal by participating colleagues in the NMSU virtual symposium for the ARNA conference in May led by Dr. Kaye. A proposed title is “How can a university support an international action research agenda to promote educational reform in a diversity of national settings? https://sites.google.com/site/arnaconnect/2014-arna-conf
NMSU is also strongly considering an official institutional sponsorship/affiliation with ARNA that will provide several benefits including complimentary registration at the conference for four participants.
* ARNA prides itself in being bilingual and having a presence in the Americas from Canada/Alaska to South America. The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) unites college and university students and faculty conducting practitioner inquiry into teaching and learning with fellow action researchers in public schools, private schools, community settings and workplaces throughout the Americas. ARNA members are committed to taking action locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to promote action research that is conducted with a commitment to honesty, integrity, inclusiveness, multi-vocality, engagement, and achievement within sustainable democratic societies. For more information about ARNA please visit www.sites.google.com/site/arnaconnect/ .