Edition 91, 2016 Conference Edition, is now available to members through our digital platform, Yudu. This and the most recent two years’ editions of the journal can be accessed online via the Members’ Area. If you would like full access to our most recent editions, join us. Past editions are freely available here in overview, digital and pdf formats.
Joint Conference 2016 Edition (Volume 91, Spring 2017)
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“We hope you enjoy this conference edition of the Journal. We have tried to include a representative selection of articles from speakers and workshop leaders on the day.”
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.
RaPAL 92 2017 Numeracy as Social Practice
RaPAL 93 2017 Global Literacies
AEM (Annual Editorial Meeting) 2nd September 2017: please email the Journal Co-ordinator, Yvonne, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in editorial
Next Deadline for Journal 92 is 28th April 2017
“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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