CFP: Adult Education Quarterly
Call for Papers: Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Problem-Solving
The Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ) is an international, scholarly, refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult and continuing education. With the recent release of OECD Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data that focuses on literacy, numeracy and problem solving, AEQ is interested in research manuscripts that explore how literacy, numeracy, and problem solving skills are used in the workplace, at home and in community; how these skills are developed; and how they might be associated with social and political engagement, health, income and labor. In addition to research using PIAAC data from the 22 OECD countries, Cyprus and Russia, we are also interested in similar research from other countries. Our intent is to facilitate conversations on the global issue of literacy through the publication of research on the topic. All manuscripts will undergo a blind review.
AEQ strives to be inclusive in scope, addressing topics and issues of significance to scholars and practitioners concerned with diverse aspects of adult and continuing education across the globe. AEQ publishes research employing a variety of methods and approaches, including (but not limited to) survey research, experimental designs, case studies, ethnographic observations and interviews, grounded theory, phenomenology, historical investigations, and narrative inquiry as well as articles that address theoretical and philosophical issues pertinent to adult and continuing education. Innovative and provocative scholarship informed by diverse orientations is encouraged, including (but not limited to) positivism, post-positivism, constructivism, critical theory, feminism, race-based/Africentric, gay/lesbian, poststructural/postmodern theories, Confucianism, Ubuntu, and others originated in different parts of the world. AEQ aims to stimulate a problem-oriented, critical approach to research and practice, with an increasing emphasis on inter-disciplinary and international perspectives. The audience includes researchers, students, and adult and continuing education practitioners of many orientations including teachers, trainers, facilitators, resource persons, organizational developers, community organizers, and policy designers.
Contributions may include any of the following:
- Inquiry orientations including (but not limited to): positivism, constructivism, critical theory, feminism, race-based/Africentric, gay/lesbian, and poststructural/postmodern theories, Confucianism, Ubuntu, and others originated in different parts of the world.
- Research studies including (but not limited to): survey research, experimental designs, case studies, ethnographic observations and interviews, grounded theory, phenomenology, historical investigations, and narrative inquiry.
- Theoretical and philosophical analyses.
- Critical, integrative reviews of adult and continuing education literature.
- Forum essays (position statements or reasoned critiques of articles previously published in AEQ)
- Book reviews-contact John Holst, JDHOLST@stthomas.edu.
If you would like to submit a manuscript please contact the AEQ Editorial Office at AEQJournal@ksu.edu for more information.
Jeff Zacharakis (Kansas State University)
Leona English (St. Francis of Xavier University, Canada)
Catherine Hansman (Cleveland State University)
Qi Sun (University of Wyoming)