Academic journal article Adult Learning

Message from the Editor

Academic journal article Adult Learning

Message from the Editor

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It gives me great pleasure to once again introduce this special issue of Adult Learning, dedicated to the voices of students of adult education. The variety of papers in these double issues highlights the struggles and triumphs of students as they navigate difficult terrains in pursuit of a graduate degree in adult education. The papers range from informal essays on the experiences of the adult learner to more formal analyses and critiques of the theories and concepts that guide the epistemology and pedagogy of adult education. Collectively, they tell the stories of students' lives in and out of academe and serve as a temperature gauge, indicating to professors, directors, and program leaders how students are experiencing adult higher education. Reading through the pages of these issues, I acquired a renewed sense of purpose in educating the next generation of scholars and leaders of adult education.

On behalf of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education leadership, I thank Gabriele Strohschen, who, once again, served as issue editor and championed this work to fruition. …

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