Academic journal article Journal of Adult Education

Information Series

Academic journal article Journal of Adult Education

Information Series

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Electronic publishing has dramatically changed how professional associations can provide services to their members. It provides a cost-effective way of providing information to the members. In order to expand its services to the members, the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA) has implemented a supplement to its traditional Journal of Adult Education. These supplements to the journal have been named the Information Series. This is the second issue in this series.

The Information Series of the Journal of Adult Education is aseries of publications on special topics to provide professionals with practical, research-based information that is focused on a specific topic. In addition to the regular publications of the journal, the Information Series expands the journal's purpose of serving as a voice for the translation of theory into practice for the membership of the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA). MPAEA is a professional association dedicated to the application of theory to practice in the learning-teaching transaction for adults. With the dissemination of the Information Series through sources such as EBSCO, ERIC, and ProQuest, the series also seeks to contribute to the knowledge base for other practitioners, researchers, and theorists working with adult learners.

Each issue of the Information Series focuses on one central theme. With input from various sources, the editors of the Journal of Adult Education select a topic for each issue of the Information Series. Authorities in this area are then invited to be the editor for this issue. These special-edition-editors then contact experts to author the various articles of the special issue and coordinates the development of the issue. …

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