Publish Your Work in Adult Learning
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Most adult educators are familiar with Adult Education Quarterly, perhaps accessing it during undergraduate and graduate work even before joining AAACE. However, AAACE’s other flagship journal, Adult Learning, is more than just the “other” journal; it is full of insight we can all apply to our research and practice, regardless of setting.
Ann Brooks, professor of Adult, Professional, and Community Education M.A./Ph.D. programs and honorary professor of International Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos, became editor of the publication in late 2016. A former AEQ editor, she has been part of AAACE since her graduate school days in 1987. In addition to her editor work, she is chair of AAACE’s Commission of Professors of Adult Educators and welcomes CDLT members who teach in an academic environment and graduate students aspiring to do so to join that commission.
Among the Adult Learning sections Brooks believes would interest CDLT members the most are the “Innovations in Practice” and “Resources” sections. (There is also a “Reflections” section in each issue.) She says the journal publishes articles on research, case studies, and literature reviews, but it is widely recognized as a journal about practice. The “Innovations in Practice” section celebrates practice by highlighting the work of those who have innovated in practice. Submissions should indicate the challenge addressed as well as evidence and evaluation proving the success of the innovation.
The “Resources” section historically focused on print publications, but Brooks says, “We are opening the door more to technology reviews and becoming far more diverse.” Technology can be practical for use in any context.
Adult Learning occasionally publishes a themed issue. Brooks and her editorial team is open to proposals for any topic, especially in distance learning and technology, which has seen a dearth of coverage in previous issues.
For more information on how to submit to Adult Learning, please click here. To propose an article under the new “Innovations in Practice” section, please see the guidelines here.