Action Research Center (ARC)
The mission of the Action Research Center is to promote social justice and strengthen communities, locally and globally, by advancing research, education, and action through participatory and reflective practices.
Are you a scholar/activist? Someone who is committed to working to promote social justice and at the same time interested in doing research? Action research provides a framework for combining these activities and the Action Research Center at UC provides a welcoming community for learning more about it.
Action research draws upon participative and reflective practices to engage communities as active partners in identifying and investigating issues with the goal of achieving positive social change. The work of the Action Research Center at UC draws upon a broad range of theoretical foundations and action research methodologies to address issues related to education, health care, and community development locally and globally.
We offer a Doctoral program in Educational Studies/Educational and Community-Based Action Research and a Masters degree in Foundations of Education and Social Change, and are currently in the process of developing Undergraduate courses related to Action Research and Social Justice. We welcome the participation of faculty, students, and community members and invite you to join us!
To find out more about the ARC or to sign up on the ARC listserv, please contact Miriam Raider-Roth.
To become a leader in action research in our community, the university, and internationally by providing a welcoming home to all forms of action research and sharing a common set of values.
The mission of the Action Research Center,to promote social justice and strengthen communities, is manifest in ARCs many research projects. In partnership with the community, ARC strives to identify and investigate issues with the goal of achieving positive social change.
Meet our dedicated Steering Committee. Discover publications and dissertations written by our talented members and learn how you too can become a member.
Student Organization for Action Research
UC's Student Organization for Action Research, an inclusive organization that promotes social justice through strengthening communities, locally and globally, by advancing research, education, and action through participatory practices.
Visit the websites of our two partner organizations. Learn about other organizations with related interests to the mission of the Action Research Center.