Edition 99, The ‘2019 Conference’ 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.
2019 Conference Edition (Volume 99, Winter 2019/ 20)
“We hope you enjoy this, our Winter edition of the Journal on the 2019 Conference; ‘No one left behind, the future for adult basic skills’.
This leads us to the exciting prospect of our 100th edition, 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.
Any comments about this or other editions or ideas for future content can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 100: The RaPAL 100 Project
AEM (Annual Editorial Meeting) September 2020: please email the Journal Co-ordinator, Yvonne, email@example.com if you are interested in participating in the editorial process.
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:
“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