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Volume 106, Winter 2023
Welcome to Volume 107, our Summer Edition. The planned Conference content proved difficult to achieve, partly at least because it was based on maths, and we did not receive sufficient suggestions for relevant submissions. Instead, we have brought you a variety of articles, including two in-depth interviews and plans for future RaPAL projects.
As always, any comments about this or other editions or ideas for future content can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also interested in hearing what you think about your Journal. There is a feedback section here so that you can comment on anything you have read in this or previous editions. Follow the link to our comments space at the bottom of the page, which needs the password that has been circulated with this edition. We look forward to hearing from you.
Yvonne Spare, Journal Coordinator
Future Journal Themes
RaPAL have been publishing topical works in this multidisciplinary field since 1985 and we encourage our members to contribute. Please review past editions and guidance on contributing to the journal.
Our next editions will be:
Volume 108 (Autumn/Winter 2023) Theme to be decided
Volume 109 (Spring/Summer 2024) Theme to be decided
Volunteers for both of these editions are urgently needed – Enquiries to email@example.com please contact us if you would like to edit either edition.
We would particularly welcome longer academic articles suitable for peer-review and would ask you to contact us earlier than the deadline above to allow discussion of your proposal. Any comments about this or other editions or ideas for future content can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry if your ideas for an article do not fit one of our themes – there is space in all our Journals for items of interest to our readers. Most Journal editions contain articles by new writers, including adult literacies learners. There are guidelines on our website on the Write with Us page and we offer as much support as you feel you need.
“This edition of the journal commemorates RaPAL’s thirty years, and the revolutionary social practices approaches to adult literacies education brewing in the eighties. We are delighted to carry commemorative pieces by Mary Hamilton and Brian Street, and some new ‘columns’ and features in the journal, such as contributing online commentary. The articles explore different aspects of the critical nature of people, their lives and contexts in literacies education. The topics range from provision for the Roma community in Spain, excluded young people on London’s troubled estates and community empowerment approaches through the global award-winning Reflect method, to theoretical analyses of motivation and frameworks of context in learning. We share our experimental part-virtual multi-hub Regional Colloquia held across three of the four nations last summer; and encourage you to participate in our Stories of Resilience co-publication with ACAL. Please do give us some feedback via the link on page 4. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Tara Furlong and Julie Furnivall, edition 87 editors
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