Academic journal article Adult Learning

Greetings from the Association

Academic journal article Adult Learning

Greetings from the Association

Article excerpt

The world of adult education continues to grow and develop, mirroring the trends and issues that affect all of us in our daily lives. As adult educators, we must respond to the needs of our learners in all aspects of their lives through innovations in theory and practice. AAACE is pleased to present this special edition of Adult Learning, featuring articles written by graduate students in adult education who have focused on issues and diverse aspects of adult education practices.

AAACE has a long history of supporting graduate students and promoting activities for developing scholars in the field of adult education. AAACE does this through welcoming graduate students at our annual conferences, hosting graduate student breakfasts and other activities to promote interaction between emerging and seasoned scholars, and mentoring student scholarship. Another example of mentoring graduate students is this second annual edition of Adult Learning which features contributions from Adult Education graduate students.

AAACE encourages graduate students to submit proposals for presentations at annual conferences, and in fact, some of the articles selected for publication in this edition of Adult Learning grew out of student presentations at past annual AAACE conferences. Through sharing their research studies and practice issues in focused sessions, graduate students have opportunities to engage in scholarly discourse with others, allowing them to expand their knowledge of and research in adult education theories and practice. …

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