The journal’s mission is to publish research on adult basic and secondary education and transitions to college and career programs. It 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. Each issue will consist of research articles focused on a particular theme plus other content of interest to readers (e.g., resource reviews, opinion pieces, and debates and discussions on timely topics of interest to the field).
ALE seeks to publish research of all types and critical essays, philosophical and theoretical pieces, and other scholarly work of relevance to individuals working in the adult basic education and literacy field. Articles should address an upcoming theme (see the ALE Journal homepage for details) or topics of interest to the field, including but not limited to distance learning and technology, instructional strategies and tactics, program improvement, historical research, policy impact research, etc.
The journal is published three times a year, Spring, Summer, and Fall.