Thursday, 17 August, 2017

The Adult Learner Journal

The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education

The Adult Learner is the Irish journal of adult and community education founded in the mid-1980s. It aims primarily to serve the needs of the adult education community in Ireland by providing a forum for critical reflection on the practices of teaching and learning. The journal aims to continue to make knowledge, research and writing accessible to the widest possible audience and emphasises the implications of critique for practice. The journal has a long established practice of giving priority to subject matter that addresses disadvantage, social exclusion, equality, workplace learning and the study of the teacher/student relationship. Community education, literacy, citizenship and access issues are also of importance in the journal. The journal welcomes papers which are relevant to those working across the broad field of Adult and Community Education and which make a contribution to debates both in Ireland and internationally.


The Adult Learner Journal 2016

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Section 1: Perspectives on Community and Lifelong Learning

Section 2: Reflections on Practice

Section 3: Book Reviews

Individual Articles

1. Complex Contexts: Women and community-higher-education in Ireland

2. The Future is Unwritten: Democratic adult education against and beyond neoliberalism

3. Men’s Sheds – Sharing knowledge and learning in the company of men

4. Photovoice: Facilitating fathers’ narratives of care

5. ‘Really Useful Research’ for real equality and justice in adult and community education

6. A Design for Life: A consideration of the learning legacy of P.H. Pearse's The Murder Machine

7. Exploring school exclusion and oppression with Boal


Latest Issue

The Adult Learner Journal 2016

Previous Issues

The Adult Learner Journal 2015

The Adult Learner Journal 2014

The Adult Learner Journal 2013

The Adult Learner Journal 2012

The Adult Learner Journal 2011

The Adult Learner 2010

The Adult Learner 2009
The Adult Learner, 2008
The Adult Learner 2007*
The Adult Learner 2005: Citizenship & Participation
The Adult Learner 2004: Adult Education: Where Are We Now?
The Adult Learner, 2003; Community Education
The Adult Learner, 2002; Partnership Ideal & Real
The Adult Learner, 2001; Acknowledging Difference
The Adult Learner, 2000; Reclaiming Common Purpose
The Adult Learner, 1999; Adult Education & The Arts

N.B. Older issues available on hard copy only.

* 2006 issue was not published.