American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
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This AAACE website is designed to provide information about AAACE and related areas in adult and continuing education, invite new members to join, and provide appropriate services to present members to facilitate their continuing professional growth. Please send any comments or suggestions to email@example.com.
Welcome to the 64th Annual AAACE Conference!
“AAACEd It!” Selected as Name for New Webinar Initiative
AnnMarie Marlier, PhD, Dean of Graduate Programs & Faculty Development at Midland University, proposed the winning name: “AAACEd It!.” According to AnnMarie, “It works with the organization name and our commitment to excellence through the continuing education of adults.” AnnMarie was previously a student member of AAACE, and is renewing as a higher education professional. She will receive both an association mug and one-year individual membership for her efforts.
Additional information on the new “AAAACEd It!” initiative will be posted on the association website over the next few weeks. A recent webinar also informed AAACE leaders of the processes for approval and setup of future presentations. Registration information for webinars will be shared with AAACE members as they are approved. Committee members include: J. Bernard Bradley, subcommittee chair; Fred Prasuhn, technical facilitator; Nancy Fire; and Steve McCaskey.
For the recently released publication in the "American Heritage" series, click on "Federal Adult Education: A Legislative History 1964-2013". This history was written by Dr. Gary Eyre, first Executive Director of AAACE.
From the Preface: "This “American heritage” history traces the roots of federal involvement in adult education in order to place federal adult education acts into historical perspective.This history is one of many education resource documents; however, it is the first resource that contains the history of adult education acts from 1964 to 13 years into the new century—2013."
The Latest: Council of College and Military Educators names new president: Jeff Cropsey of Grantham University. Read more here.
The National Council for Literacy (NCL) announces that the nomination process has begun for the NCL 2015 Literacy Leadership Awards, which will be held in Washington this spring (date TBD). NCL members may submit a nomination by filling out the form here: http://national-coalition-literacy.org/literacy-leadership-awards/2015-ncl-literacy-leadership-award-nomination-form More information (including a list of previous award winners) here: http://national-coalition-literacy.org/literacy-leadership-awards/
Call for Papers: International conference “Cultures of Programme Planning in Adult Education." Click here to access information on the conference.
National Coalition for Literacy: Find out more about the newest blog and PIAAC information sheets from the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) on their new website!
Join the AAACE-NLA listserv: The National Literacy Advocacy List sponsored by AAACE. Click here to request to subscribe.The purpose of the list is to provide subscribers with information about national issues that affect adult literacy/basic/secondary education and English for Speakers of Other Languages. http://national-coalition-literacy.org/
What conference participants say:
"A great conference that supports adult and continuing education. The networking is a great opportunity to share ideas with colleagues."
"The annual conference is, in addition to the journals and publications, the best reason for being a member."
"As the premier professional organization in the broad field of adult education, I participate as frequently as I can."
Call for Proposals for AAACE (Nov. 4-7) - Closed April 25th. THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a proposal!!!
Call for Proposals for Papers for the International Pre-Conference - Closed May 23rd. THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a paper for presentation!
The American Association of Adult Continuing Education (AAACE) has been asked to partner with Wiley-Blackwell Publishers in the creation of a multi-volume, hybrid print and online, comprehensive reference work on the field of adult education. For more information on this reference work, click here.
What are the benefits of being a AAACE member? We'd like to highlight just two!
Join today and discover the many other benefits of being a AAACE member. A listing of all benefits for individuals, students, and affiliate organizations is provided here, Just click here for a new member application. Click here to renew your membership and find out what you've been missing! Or, if you wish to update your membership profile, please click here.
The AAACE conferences have been held all over the United States in places such as Cleveland, Denver, and Norfolk. Each conference has included participants from over 43 states and more than 15 countries, providing opportunities to participate in 180 individual, multiple and roundtable concurrent presentations, general sessions, and pre- and co-conferences. Following are the program schedules for 2014, Charleston, SC, 2013, Lexington, KY, 2012, Las Vegas, NV, 2011, Indianapolis, IN, 2010, Clearwater Beach, FL, and 2009, Cleveland, OH.
MHM matches those members who are interested in finding out about particular topics or in need of specific skills with those who can provide ideas or assistance. Please click here to find out more and to participate.
Every ten years since the 1930's, AAACE publishes a handbook that addresses the current issues, research and practices in the field of adult and continuing education. The 2010 Handbook is available from Sage Publishing. Click on the Handbook on the left to order a copy. To review the table of contents of the past Adult & Continuing Education Handbooks click here.