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ProLiteracy Announces New Adult Literacy Research Journal
Posted on June 12, 2018

ProLiteracy is pleased to announce the launch of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This online, peer reviewed, themed research journal will be published by ProLiteracy twice a year in partnership with Rutgers University, and in collaboration with journal editors Alisa Belzer, Amy D. Rose, and Heather Brown.

The journal’s mission is to publish research on adult basic and secondary education and transitions to college and career programs. It will inform 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 plus other content of interest to readers in the adult education field (e.g., resource reviews, opinion pieces, and debates and discussions on timely topics).

Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy said, “While ProLiteracy has been developing effective adult literacy resources for over 50 years, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to be the leading resource and champion for adult education and literacy worldwide. The new research journal will be a tremendous asset as we create new initiatives that support our organization’s mission of increasing adult literacy rates.”

Alisa Belzer, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the EdM in Adult and Continuing Education at Rutgers University said, "We're very excited to launch a brand new, peer-reviewed research journal for the field. Each issue will focus on a timely topic of practice. We believe that it will be a great source of information for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers."

The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy invites authors to submit research papers for peer review. Upcoming themes include improving instructional outcomes and integrating technology. For information about submission, please contact the journal editors at ALEJournal@proliteracy.org.