International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (IJAVET)
Call for Papers
Topic: Social Justice and Human Rights
Adult education has a long history of addressing issues of social justice and human rights, including the Antigonish Movement in Canada and the Highlander Folks School in the United States. In recent decades, we have tended to forget our adult education roots as we strive to meet the needs of learners and also the needs of business and industry. This is what Stephen Brookfield objected to in his 1986 book, Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning, when he suggested that educators were becoming automatons responding to the expressed needs of learners without challenging them.
Now, with the current emphasis on critical theory, transformative learning, and emancipatory learning, adult educators are becoming more in conscious of social justice, human rights, and the work we do to address oppression, inequality, and deprivation of human rights within our society. We would like to highlight this trend in the International Journal of Adult Education and Technology. We invite you to submit manuscripts that address these issues in the context of adult vocational education and technology, which reflects any country’s workforce within our society. Interested researchers/scholars in any field are encouraged to send manuscripts to Dr. Victor Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Patricia Cranton at email@example.com.