ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the U.S., released the sixth issue of its peer-reviewed research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy (ALE).
This free, online journal informs practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and funders about best practices in adult literacy, numeracy, and English language education in publicly funded, community and volunteer-based programs in a wide range of contexts.
Volume 3, Issue 2 of the journal features two new research articles, including "Metaphors of Reading and Teaching Reading: Adult and College Educators' Readerly and Teacherly Identities" from researchers at Oklahoma State University and Texas State University. This article examines the relationship between what teachers believe about reading versus how they actually teach reading to their students.
Additionally, the journal features a forum dedicated to the impact of COVID-19 on the field of adult education.
"The authors ... indicated that we can no longer operate with a crisis mentality," said the ALE Co-Editors. "Instead, adult educators, funders, and policy makers must find ways to ensure appropriate supports are in place to offer high quality instruction regardless of whether it is in-person or remote."
"The research in this journal continues to help adult education and literacy programs nationwide to understand the supports and solutions that will enable them to continually impact students," says ProLiteracy President/CEO, Kevin Morgan.
The Adult Literacy Education journal is available at https://www.proliteracy.org/ALE-Journal. Author guidelines and a submission form are also available for writers to submit research manuscripts for future issues of the journal.
Editors are Alisa Belzer, Rutgers University, Any D. Rose, Northern Illinois University, and Heather Brown, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.
ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education nonprofit membership organization in the nation. ProLiteracy is the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years. ProLiteracy works with its member organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, English, and digital 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 works with 21 nongovernmental organizations in 35 developing countries. For more information, visit ProLiteracy.org. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.