1 Sep 2020

The Adult Learner: Editorial Board Member Call

AONTAS and the Adult Education Officers’ Association (AEOA) are calling for applications to the Editorial Board of The Adult Learner.

The Adult Learner is an Irish peer-reviewed journal for the adult and community education founded in the mid-1980s. As a joint initiative between AONTAS and the AEOA, the aim of the journal is to serve the needs of the adult education and lifelong learning sector by providing a forum for critical discussion and reflection. It gives priority to subject matters that addresses issues of community, citizenship, and learning and places a particular focus on disadvantage, literacy and equality.

It also includes contributions about how adults learn in formal, non-formal, and informal settings including life and work contexts. The journal provides a forum for publication and dissemination of reflections on research, policy, and practice in the broad field of adult and community education.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a one-page expression of interest outlining the following:

Expressions of interest should be addressed to Niamh O’Reilly, AONTAS CEO, and sent to Eve Cobain, AONTAS Research Officer: by Monday, 28th September 2020.

For full details on required and desirable experience, please download the full call for editorial board members here.

Additional Opportunities for Involvement

This year’s journal celebrates 50 years since the publication of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed in the English language. It will feature inputs from Jose Pedro Amorim (Instituto Paulo Freire) and Prof Sir Alan Tuckett and Prof Peter Lavender (Univ Wolverhampton). Contributors from this year’s journal will also give a summary of their articles in discussion groups. The audience will be diverse, including learners, academics and policy makers.

Join the conversation online by following the hashtags #AdultLearnerJournal, #ALJ2020 and #ALJ2021 where relevant.