Editorial: Studies in the Education of Adults, Spring 2016

Christine Jarvis, Kevin Orr

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This edition of Studies marks the transition of the journal to our new publishers, Taylor and Francis. We are indebted to NIACE, our previous publishers, and we wish the organisation well in its new incarnation as it merges with the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion to become Learning and Work Institute. For Studies, the move to a major educational publisher will allow the journal to broaden its international reach,
and with the support of Taylor and Francis we will soon be launching a new website and introducing new methods for the submission of papers. This edition also marks the transition to new editors and we are especially grateful to the former editor, Jim Crowther, for his sure-footed and warm stewardship of the journal. As editor, Jim has been committed to Studies engaging with researchers right across the field of adult education and to extending the journal’s scope across the world. This general edition, still largely coordinated by Jim, continues that commitment to breadth with articles that examine learning across the lifespan, inclusivity, transformative and informal learning from Poland, Scotland, the United States, England, Spain and South Africa. Though only one has a specifically historical subject, these articles are each connected
by their deep sense of the effect of historical developments on current concerns and practice in adult education. Each also highlights an aspect of social justice, which reflects a continuing and strong theme in our field of research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalStudies in the Education of Adults
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016


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