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Adult Learning Division Call for Manuscripts

Posted By Melanie Landon-Hays, Thursday, April 30, 2015

Call for Manuscripts

Adult Learning Division is accepting manuscripts for our online journal, Exploring Adult Literacy (EAL); a journal devoted to publishing articles of relevance to adult literacy practitioners.

The content of submission should be practical, field-based.  Articles should have relevance to practitioners. Summaries of previously published papers may be accepted if an appropriate attribution and permission is provided, and this brief form stresses or clarifies practitioner application.

Preference is for articles to be less than 1500 words; for columns, less than 500 words.

 The ALER Adult Learning Division's on-line journal Exploring Adult Literacy can be found at AND accessed on the ALER website under the “Publications” tab.

 The submission deadline is Sunday, May 31, 2015.

 The submission guidelines may be found at


Send questions or comments to Dr. Dianna Baycich at or Dr. Tammy Donaldson at

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Adult Learning Division

Posted By Melanie Landon-Hays, Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Adult Learning Division would like to thank the membership for their attendance at the annual meeting on Friday, October 31, 2014 in Delray Beach, FL. ALD hosted a guest speaker from the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and a round table discussant, Christine Walsh of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. The Division also held a book/journal drive to assist the literacy needs in homeless shelters, and the membership collected toiletries and additional necessities needed by the shelter.

ALD hosted guest speaker Kristin Calder, Chief Executive Officer of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Ms. Calder shared information about the events and outreach programs the Coalition hosts for the community. Events such as Read for the Record, American Girl Fashion Show, and Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee bring families and the public together to improve the quality of life in their community and promote literacy.

During the business meeting, Dr. Tammy Donaldson was inducted as Chair of the Adult Learning Division, and voting for Secretary/Chair-elect took place. The membership elected Tiana McCoy Pearce of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi for the position. Also taking place during the business meeting was discussion about the 2015 ALD meeting at ALER Conference from November 5-8, 2015 at the Hilton in Orange County. The annual Adult Learning Division membership is looking forward to the next annual meeting in Costa Mesa, CA. We look forward to visiting with friends and making new ones in California!

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