ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the United States, announces the release of Volume 2, Issue 1, of the online research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy (ALE).
This special issue, Broadening the Lens on Adult Literacy Education Outcomes, explores research, policy, and practice that looks at adult literacy education through broader and longer-term lenses. This peer-reviewed, free, online research journal is published twice per year. The purpose of the ALE journal is to publish research on adult basic and secondary education and transitions to career and college. Research will reflect best practices in adult education in order to inform practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and funders.
ProLiteracy produces this new journal in partnership with Rutgers University. The journal editors—Alisa Belzer, Amy Rose, and Heather Brown—are seasoned researchers. “ProLiteracy is thrilled to be able to partner with an outstanding editorial team to continue to produce Adult Literacy Education, a true peer-reviewed research journal with new resources for the adult literacy field,” says ProLiteracy President and CEO, Kevin Morgan.
The Adult Literacy Education journal is available at https://www.proliteracy.org/ALE-Journal
. Author guidelines and a submission form are available for writers to submit research manuscripts for future issues of the journal.
This journal is part of ProLiteracy’s expanded initiative to conduct and share primary and secondary research with a wide adult-education audience in the United States and internationally. “In the United States, federal funding for adult literacy education has been focused on short-term results. This special issue offers research with the focus of longer-term transformational changes that adult education can make possible,” Kevin Morgan says.
ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education nonprofit organization in the nation. ProLiteracy works with adult learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy and basic education instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and works with 50 nongovernmental organizations in 34 developing countries. For more information, visit ProLiteracy.org.