for Literacies: an overview
is where the education community shares ideas
and experiences about how research and practice connect
and how each informs the other. Our goal is to cross
fences and unite the range of fields and disciplines
that touch literacy. By
communicating and documenting individual scholarship
and experiences, Literacies advances a collective
understanding of literacy work, promotes the exchange
of ideas with policy-makers and theorists, and builds
and strengthens the community.
encourages and supports writers from a diversity
of experiences and backgrounds as they create an inclusive
dialogue. Our objective is to cultivate and develop
writership among adult education workers.
was created as a forum for thinking on literacy.
We welcome contributions that build connections between
adult literacy research and practice. These links
can be made in various ways, including
- informal reflections
and discussions delving into or illuminating one
aspect of practice;
- reading research and
reflecting on its applications to practice;
- asking questions about
practice which could lead to further inquiry, reflection
and research; and
- conducting research
about practice and sharing the results.
welcomes contributions that
- represent the wide
range of research and reflection about adult literacy
that is being carried out in various contexts;
- encourage discussion,
reflection and research about how adults develop
and use reading and writing; and
- encourage critical
reflection about literacy practice and research.
should relate to the vision and intentions of Literacies.
They should address the topic, question or issue in
a manner relevant to the audience for this journal.
Our readers include people interested in adult literacy
research and practice. They may have one or more roles
including teaching, research, professional development,
consulting, networking, or policy development. They
may work in other fields that connect in some way
to adult literacy.
is published twice a year.