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Latest Edition

Edition 98, The ‘Creative Responses to literacies Policies’ edition, is now available to members through our digital platform, Publitas. 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.

Creative Responses to Literacies Policies (Volume 98, Summer 2019)

“We hope you enjoy this, our Summer edition of the Journal on Creative Responses to Literacies Policies, and how good to see that we are still able to introduce creativity into our teaching and learning. Our next edition will be on the subject of T-Levels, apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships, so if you are involved in delivery of these courses, please do get in touch with us to talk about writing something for edition 99.

This leads us to the exciting prospect of our 100th edition, due to be the first one of 2020, which also happens to be our 35th year.  We have decided to undertake a major piece of research, to see if we can identify 100 centres providing classes of any type which include adult literacy teaching, across all the regions of the UK and Ireland.  We will circulate more information as soon as we are able, but in the meantime, we will be happy to collect your names and contact details if you would like to participate in this project by either assisting with the research or giving us a snapshot of your provision.

For this project you can contact Sarah Freeman on azdak@btopenworld.comor myself on journal@rapal.org.uk.

Any comments about this or other editions or ideas for future content can be sent to journal@rapal.org.uk and don’t forget that most Journal editions contain articles by new writers. There are guidelines on our website on the Write for Us page and we offer as much support as you feel you need. We are also interested in hearing what you think about your Journal. There is a feedback section on the website 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.

RaPAL 99 2019 Literacies in T-Levels, apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships (copy deadline September ’19)

AEM (Annual Editorial Meeting) 7th September 2019: please email the Journal Co-ordinator, Yvonne, journal@rapal.org.uk if you are interested in participating in the editorial process.

Taster Journals

We have created another short Taster Journal for publicity and distribution and as the previous version proved very popular. All three can be found here in pdf format:

RaPAL Taster Journal 2017

RaPAL Taster Journal 2017

RaPAL Taster Journal 2013

RaPAL Taster Journal 2013

RaPAL Taster Journal 2006

RaPAL Taster Journal 2006

 

Commemorative Edition

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“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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