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European Journal for Resarch on the Education and Learning of Adults

The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA) is a refereed academic journal creating a forum for the publication of critical research on adult education and learning. It has a particular focus on issues at stake for adult education and learning in Europe, as these emerge in connection with wider international and transnational dynamics and trends. Such a forum is important at a time when local and regional explorations of issues are often difficult to foreground across language barriers. As academic and policy debate is increasingly carried out in the English language, this masks the richness of research knowledge, responses and trends from diverse traditions and foci. The journal thus attempts to be linguistically 'open access'. Whilst creating a forum for international and transnational debate, contributions are particularly welcome from authors in Europe and other locations where English is not the first language.

RELA invites original, scholarly articles that discuss the education and learning of adults from different academic disciplines, perspectives and traditions. It encourages diversity in theoretical and methodological approach and submissions from non-English speakers. All published contributions in RELA are subjected to a rigorous peer review process based on two moments of selection: an initial editorial screening and a double-blind review by at least two anonymous referees. Clarity and conciseness of thought are crucial requirements for publication.

RELA is published on behalf of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA).

European Studies in Lifelong Learning and Adult Learning Research Series

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Fragoso, A. Kurantowicz, E. & Lucio-Villegas, E. (eds.) (2011) Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Development. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Bron, M. Jr., Guimarães, P. & Vieira de Castron, R. (eds.) The State, Civil Society and the Citizen: Exploring Relationships in the Field of Adult Education in Europe. Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang

Merrill, B. (ed.) (2009) Learning to Change? The Role of Identity and Learning Careers in Adult Education. Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang

Hake, B. & Laot, F (eds.) (2009) The Social Question and Adult Education: European Perspectives in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang

Joanna Ostrouch/Edmée Ollagnier (eds) (2008) Researching Gender in Adult Learning. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang

Linden West/Peter Alheit/ Anders Siig Andersen/Barbara Merrill (eds.) (2007) Using Biographical and Life History Approaches in the Study of Adult and Lifelong Learning: European Perspectives. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang

Wildemeersch, Danny/ Stroobants, Veerle/ Bron Jr., Michal (eds.) (2005) Active Citizenship and Multiple Identities: A learning outlook. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang

ESREA series on Active Democratic Citizenship

Michael Schemmann and Michal Bron (Eds.) (2001) Adult Education and Democratic Citizenship IV, Krakow: Impuls Publisher.

Bron Jr, M. & Field, J. (Eds.) (2001) Adult Education and Democratic Citizenship III, Wroclaw: Lower Silesian University College of Education.

Agnieszka Bron, John Field & Ewa Kurantowicz (Eds.) (1998) Adult Education and Democratic Citizenship II. Krakow: Impuls publisher.

M. Bron & M. Malewski (Eds.) (1995) Adult Education and Democratic Citizenship I. Wroclaw: Torun.

ESREA series on Adult Education and the Labour Market

Christian Helms Jørgensen & Niels Warring (Eds.) (2002) Adult Education and the Labour Market VII Volume A: Papers from the 7th Seminar of the ESREA Research Network, Roskilde May 2002. Roskilde: Roskilde University Press.

Christian Helms Jørgensen & Niels Warring (Eds.) (2002) Adult Education and the Labour Market VII Volume B: apers from the research project "Work Life, Learning Environments and Democratisation" presented at the 7th Seminar of the ESREA Research Network, Roskilde May 2002. Roskilde: Roskilde University Press.

Manuel Collado Broncano, Henning Salling Olesen, Alexia Puch Cisneros (Eds.) (2001) Educasión y formación de personas adultas y trabajo. Adult Education and the Labour Market. VI. Xàtiva.

H.S. Olesen & K. Forrester (Eds.) (1999) Adult education and the Labour Market V. Roskilde: Roskilde university press.

H.S. Olesen (Ed.) (1998) Adult Education and Labour Market IV. Roskilde: Adult education group.

H.S. Olesen (Ed.) (1997) Adult Education and Labour Market III. Roskilde: Adult education group.

H.S. Olesen (Ed.) (1996) Adult Education and Labour Market II. Roskilde: Adult education group.

T.V. Klenovsek & H.S. Olesen (Eds.) (1994) Adult Education and Labour Market I. Ljubjana: Slovene Adult Education Centre

Volume II - VII are available from: Roskilde University Press. Tel.: +45 4675 5236. Fax: +45 4675 4230. E-mail: ruc@sl.cbs.dk Each volume costs: 50 DKK or 7 EURO. Please send us a mail and we will send you the volumes you need with instructions for payment included.

ESREA series on Cross-cultural Studies in the Education of Adults

M. Friedenthal-Hasse, B.J. Hake & S. Marriott (Eds.) (1991) No 1: British-Dutch-German Relationships in Adult Education 1880-1930: Studies in the theory and history of cross-cultural communication in adult education. Leeds: Leeds Studies in Continuing Education.

B.J. Hake & S. Marriott (Eds.) (1992) No 2: Adult Education between Cultures: Encounters and identities in European adult education since 1890. Leeds: Leeds Studies in Continuing Education.

S. Marriott & B.J. Hake (Eds.) (1994) No 3: Cultural and Intercultural Experien-ces in European Adult Education: Essays on popular and higher education since 1890. Leeds: Leeds Studies in Continuing Education.

B.J. Hake, T. Steele & A. Tiana (Eds.) (1996) No 4: Masters, Missionaries and Militants: Studies of social movements and popular adult education 1890-1939. Leeds: Leeds Studies in Continuing Education.

B.J. Hake & T. Steele (Eds.) (1997) No 5: Intellectuals, Activists and Reformers: Studies of cultural, social and educational reform movements 1890-1930. Leeds: Leeds Studies in Continuing Education.

Non-series publications

Lucio-Villegas, E. (ed.) (2010).Transformimg/Resarching Communities. Barcelona: Dialogos.

Merrill, B. & Monteagudo, J.G. (eds) (2010) Educational journeys and changing lives: Adult student exmperiences. Vol. 1. Seville: Édicíon Digital@Tres.

Merrill, B. & Monteagudo, J.G. (eds) (2010) Educational journeys and changing lives: Adult student exmperiences. Vol. 2. Seville: Édicíon Digital@Tres.

Evans, R. (ed) (2010) Local development, community and adult learning: Learning landscapes between the mainstream and the margins 2. Duisburg. Nisaba verlag. This book can be ordered through: www.nisaba.de

Evans, R. (ed) (2009) Local development, community and adult learning: Learning landscapes between the mainstream and the margins. Duisburg: Nisaba verlag. This book can be ordered through: www.nisaba.de

Fragoso, A., Kurantowicz, E & Lucio-Villegas, E. (eds.) (2008) Local in Global: Adult learning and community development. Wroclaw: Dolonoslaska Szkola Wyzsza.

Lucio-Villegas, E. & del Carmen Martinez, M. (Eds.) (2007) Proceedings of the 5th ESREA European Research Conference. Adult Leaning and the Challenges of Social and Cultural Diversity: Diverse Lives, Cultures, Learnings and Literacies. Vol. 1. Seville: Diálogos.

Lucio-Villegas, E. & del Carmen Martinez, M. (Eds.) (2007) Proceedings of the 5th ESREA European Research Conference. Adult Leaning and the Challenges of Social and Cultural Diversity: Diverse Lives, Cultures, Learnings and Literacies. Vol. 2. Seville: Diálogos.

Lucio-Villegas, E. & del Carmen Martinez, M. (Eds.) (2007) Proceedings of the 5th ESREA European Research Conference. Adult Leaning and the Challenges of Social and Cultural Diversity: Diverse Lives, Cultures, Learnings and Literacies. Vol. 3. Seville: Diálogos.
For more information about these proceedings contact Emilio Lucio-Villegas at: elucio(at)us.es

Agnieszka Bron, Ewa Kurantowicz, Henning Salling Olesen, Linden West (Eds.) (2005) "Old" and "New" Worlds of Adult Learning. Wydawnictwo Naukowe DSWE TWP Poland

Hake, B.J. (Ed.) (2005) Workers as Travellers, Migrants and Refugees: Border-crossings and the construction of proletarian public spheres in Europe 1890–1933, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hake, B.J., van Gent, B. & Katus, J. (Eds.) (2004) Adult Education and Globalisation: Past and Present. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the History of Adult Education, Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag.

Betina Dybbroe & Edmée Ollagnier (Eds.) (2003) Challenging Gender in Lifelong Learning: European Perspectives. Roskilde: Adult Education Research Group, Roskilde University, Denmark.

ESREA (2001) Wider benefits of learning: Understanding and monitoring the consequences of adult learning. Lusofana University: X¿ativa.

Gerhard Bisovsky, Etienne Bourgois, Michael Bron, Geoff Chivers, Staffan Larsson (Eds.) (1998) Adult Learning and Social Participation. Vienna: Verband Wiener Volksbildung.

S. Hill & B. Merrill (Eds.) (1997) Access, Equity, Participation and Organizational Change. Warwick: Department of Continuing Education.

P. Alheit, A. Bron, E. Brugger & P. Dominicé (Eds.) (1995) The Biographical Approach in European Adult Education. Vienna: Verband Wiener Volksbildung.

Z. Jelenc (Ed.) (1994) Adult Education Research in the Countries in Transition: trends in former socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Baltic region. Ljubljana: Slovene Adult Education Centre.


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