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PhD Candidate Jane O'Connell Wins the CARN EARJ New Researcher Award 2019

L-R: Dr. Ruth Balogh, Lead Coordinator of CARN & Associate Senior Research Fellow, Glasgow University; Jane O’Connell, Winner of the 2019 CARN EARJ New Researcher Award 19th of October 2019 & PhD Candidate at the School of Education, Trinity College, Dublin; & Dr. Andy Convery, Member of the Educational Action Research Journal (EARJ) Editorial Board and Coordinating Group of CARN.

Congratulations to PhD candidate and school principal Jane O’Connell, supervised by Dr. Ann Devitt, on receiving the CARN (Collaborative Action Research Network) EARJ (Educational Action Research Journal) New Researcher Award at the annual CARN Conference 2019. This year's CARN Conference took place in Split, Croatia from the 17th to the 19th of October.

The CARN EARJ New Research Award encourages those new to publishing (having two publications or fewer in peer reviewed journals) to submit a paper abstract and extended outline for consideration to the EARJ Editorial Board . The winner receives pre-peer review support in order to encourage publication in EARJ within twelve months of the award, as well as book tokens and a journal subscription.

Entitled 'Reflecting on initial understandings of versus lived realities of 'emancipatory' participatory action research (PAR) in a school-based multi-stakeholder action research project', Jane O'Connell's winning entry sought to explore, interrogate and reflect on originally perceived concepts of participatory action research and emancipatory aims within the action research process through the lens of teacher-researcher, and how these understandings changed and evolved during the course of a school-based action research project in partnership with children and parents in the area of Irish language teaching and learning in an English-medium primary school in Ireland.