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COABE Journal Request for Proposal

The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education (the Journal) is a scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult literacy, secondary, and basic education. 

The Journal strives to be inclusive in scope, addressing topics and issues of significance to scholars and practitioners concerned with diverse aspects of adult education. 

The Journal 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 literacy, secondary, and basic education.

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Letters of intent should be submitted to journal@coabe.org by September 30, 2014, and proposals should be received no later than October 31, 2014.

COABE wishes to thank Jim Berger for his faithful years of service first as a writer for the Journal, then as a member of the Journal Advisory Committee, and finally as editor of the COABE Journal, which is a role he assumed nearly three years ago. Jim has worked tirelessly to move the Journal forward  and has improved greatly upon the framework provided by former editors and institutions. 


Subscribe to the Journal

The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education is published three times per year.

You can subscribe anytime during the year. Subscriptions will begin with the first issue after your form has been processed.

Single Copies

Single copies of current and back issues are available for $25.00 each plus a $5.00 postage and handling fee to addresses outside the United States and Canada.


Submit Your Research

Share your research and experience with your peers by submitting an article to the COABE Journal. Manuscripts are accepted year round. For more information, contact journal@coabe.org).  


Advertise in the Journal

Interested in advertising in the COABE Journal?

Contact: Sharon Bonney
E-mail: info@coabe.org
Fax: (866) 941-5129


Contact Information

To submit an article, share an idea, express an opinion, or request information about advertising in the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, contact: journal@coabe.org

For questions about subscribing to the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, contact:

E-mail: info@coabe.org
Fax: (866) 941-5129

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COABE has published a journal for 35 years!

Welcome to the Journal

COABE has been publishing and administering a Journal since 1977. The Journal aims to serve the needs of the adult education field, and enables the field to share their research and best practices.

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, (journal@coabe.org).

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Our Mission

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.

Research

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.

Practice

A variety of articles and columns address the needs of practitioners—both instructors and administrators.

  • Practitioner Perspective—articles that share practical experiences/strategies
  • Web Scan—online resources useful to practitioners
  • Research Digest—brief overviews of recent and current research that affects the field
  • Resource Reviews—electronic and print products of use to practitioners
  • Viewpoint—leaders in the field share their thoughts on trends and key happenings that impact adult education

Journal Archives

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/.


Here's what our subscribers are saying about the Journal:

• "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."