The Canadian Journal of Action Research is an open-access, full-text, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended for elementary, secondary, college and university educators who are concerned with exploring the unity between educational research and practice. While our primary aim is to serve the needs of educators in Canada, we welcome readership and submissions from around the world. To some, action research signifies individual, reflective practice; to others, group empowerment. Action researchers use it as a means of professional development, curriculum reform, and even democratic institutional change. Regardless of the reason, the shared goal of all these approaches is to mend the rift between the researcher and the practitioner.