Specific goals of ARAS are to:
- Empower teachers and groups of teachers who win an award by supporting their teacher-research projects, with a particular focus on primary and secondary school teachers and teacher trainees in state schools.
- Enhance the development of teacher-research in Latin America more broadly, and in a sustainable fashion, including via support for teacher-research groups, via support for an annual conference, and via development of an alumni community of those who have received ARAS support.
- Contribute to the development of contextually appropriate English teaching methodology in Latin America via awardees’ conference presentations and written reports.
- Help develop a Latin American network / community in regard to language teaching issues, with a specific focus on teacher-research.