SARN re-imagined

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.

About Brigid Hayes

Brigid Hayes has developed an expertise in learning that spans almost 30 years as a senior policy advisor, program manager and partnership developer. Her knowledge of and experience in workplace literacy and learning has contributed to her recognition as an expert in this field, and she has undertaken significant activities to both help promote and enhance literacy and lifelong learning. Brigid works as an independent consultant and expert advisor on learning, literacy, and work. She has successfully developed a strategic planning and policy development practice involving workplace literacy, essential skills, partnership development, research, and evaluation.
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