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NMSU to host virtual action research symposium

The New Mexico State University College of Education and Office of International and Border Programs will host a virtual action research symposium from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Milton Hall Room 85.


The symposium is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is encouraged, to register contact Brenda Brown at 575-646-7965 or brendas@nmsu.edu.

The symposium will include presenters from five universities from across the globe that will address the question “how can action research support educational reform at a nation level?”

The universities making a presentation include NMSU, Mongolian State University of Education, Universidad de la Salle en Colombia, Dine College, Navajo Nation and Action Research Network of the Americas, which represents more than 50 universities in the Americas involved in action research.

“This NMSU Virtual Symposium inquiry is a unique opportunity to connect globally with fellow action researchers to discuss a wide variety of international perspectives on educational reform using action research,” said Candace Kaye, curriculum and instruction associate professor. “With the scale we are attempting, the symposium could be considered a first of its kind in the action research community.”

Fifteen universities are participating in the event, including Moravian University in Pennsylvania, San Francisco State University, Nanjing Normal University, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, CLAYSS in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Blue Quills First Nations College in Canada, University of San Diego, Beijing Normal University and Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.

According to “Merriam-Webster,” action research is the use of techniques of social and psychological research to identify social problems in a group or community coupled with active participation of the investigators in group efforts to solve these problems.