The Saskatchewan Applied Research Network or SARN will no longer be funded by the government of Saskatchewan. SARN is now a sub-committee of the Saskatchewan Adult Basic Education Association (SABEA) where the SARN team remains available to advise and train literacy/BE practitioners in action research under SABEA auspices.
Over the past 13 years, SARN has trained practitioners, supported research and disseminated knowledge. The SARN blog has been one of my own sources of information over the years.
With these changes, SARN’s lead, Dr. Allan Quigley, is (finally) retiring. Allan has a long history of research on literacy and adult basic education founded on his own experiences as an adult educator in the classroom. I wish Allan all the best in his retirement and I’m certain he’ll be keeping an eye on things from his BC vantage point.
Allan has written a final blog post summarizing the accomplishments of SARN, including his own thoughts as he moves on. Please take the time to read the post. SARN – Saskatchewan Applied Research Network. Who knows, perhaps someone, somewhere, will pick up the mantle and create their own Applied Research Network.