COABE has been publishing and administering the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education since 1977. As of January 1, 2012, the Journal will be co-published by theWestern Kentucky University. Led by Professor Jim Berger, member of the Adult Education Department, long-time COABE board member, and Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education consulting editor; the newest version of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education will focus more specifically on our constituent base and will better serve the needs of the adult education field. We welcome comments and recommendations as we move forward on this exciting venture with Western Kentucky University. As we move forward with this exciting venture, we welcome your input into ways that we can improve the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education.
Share your research and experience with peers by submitting an article to the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education Editor, Jim Berger (email@example.com). Consideration will be given to all unpublished articles/manuscripts formerly submitted to the Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, however they must be resent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education's mission is to provide a forum for sharing research, information, theory, commentary, and practical experiences that will improve the quality of services for adult basic education, literacy, and numeracy learners. These learners are found in publicly funded ABE, ESL, and GED program; volunteer-based literacy programs; community-based literacy programs; family literacy programs; workplace literacy programs; correctional literacy programs; and many other places.
Each issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education contains several thought-provoking research articles. Each article undergoes a double-blind peer review by three of the journals's consulting editors. Articles address topics of interest to the field, including but not limited to distance learning and technology, English as a second language, instructional strategies and tactics, program improvement, historical research, and policy impact research.
A variety of articles and columns address the needs of practitioners—both instructors and administrators.
Abstracts of research articles appearing in this journal and its predecessor, Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educators, are indexed by the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database: http://www.eric.ed.gov/.
• "This journal is really the only adult literacy journal left in North America that publishes research directly related to our field. It is very critical that we continue to publish research which will inform instruction and advocate with decision makers."
• "I really like the research and the articles by people in the field today, I also like that it is quarterly so I actually have some time to read it before another issue comes out."
• "Review of research in progress is excellent, and the content is great!"
• "I conduct and am interested in research in the ABE field and the COABE Journal offers a good variety of articles. This area is not well served in other academic journals."
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