Facts & Research

New Issue of Research Journal Dives into Innovation in Adult Education

June 5, 2023

ProLiteracy Worldwide has released its next issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, part of its continuing work to facilitate and sustain research efforts to improve adult education outcomes.  

The focus of Volume 5, Issue 2, is on innovation in adult education and this theme is woven throughout the articles. From research about the innovative ways older women draw meaning from food labels and the problems with the innovative mass literacy campaigns of the past to the ongoing value of a hotline in Australia, and with a three-article forum discussing the actual meaning of innovation in education, this journal issue opens doors to larger conversations within the field. 

“When we think of innovation in adult literacy, it can mean different things to different people. Our goal with the research journal is to present new ideas and new ways of thinking. When adult educators read the articles, we hope they reflect on their own programs and what they might be able to do differently to better serve their students,” said Mark Vineis, ProLiteracy president and CEO.  

ProLiteracy produces Adult Literacy Education in partnership with Rutgers University. The journal editors—Alisa Belzer, Amy Rose, and Heather Brown—are leading researchers in the field of adult literacy and education who believe research is an important complement to practitioners’ experiences, intuition, and professional training.   

You can find the new issue of Adult Literacy Education at Writers interested in submitting articles for consideration in future issues of the journal can find author guidelines and a submission form on the journal’s webpage.   

The online journal is published three times per year to share research and best practices in adult literacy, numeracy, and English language education with practitioners, policy makers, and funders. Each issue of Adult Literacy Education includes thought-provoking and peer-reviewed research articles written by leaders in the field to inform and frame wider conversations in the adult education field.   

By keeping its research free, ProLiteracy ensures the important information shared in the journal can benefit all adult learners equally.