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2015 Charters Grants-in-Aid

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Call for Presentations—Submit your proposal(s) for the COABE Conference 2015! The COABE Conference 2015 call for presentations is now live. Deadline to submit a proposal is October 31, 2014. Click here for more details. #COABE15

The Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries invites applicants for its Alexander N. and Margaret Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its seventh year. Up to $4,000 of grants-in-aid will be awarded in 2014 to researchers, scholars, and practitioners wishing to work with our adult education collections and materials.   More...

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COABE Strategic Planning Survey

Dear COABE members, 

Click here to take the COABE Strategic Planning Survey! Shape the future direction of COABE!

 In the last several years, COABE has grown from 1,300 to over 13,000 members strong. To ensure that we best meet the needs of our rapidly expanding membership, COABE has embarked in a rigorous, comprehensive strategic planning process. Every COABE member now has the opportunity to shape the future direction of COABE by participating in COABE's strategic planning survey

Those who complete the survey are eligible to win a free COABE conference registration, to attend the 2015 National COABE Conference in Denver! Additionally, large group members who reach an 80% return rate from members of their state association will receive a $100 discount off their large group membership renewal. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. 

Please take the survey todayand encourage COABE members in your state to do the same. Voice how COABE can best meet your needs, as the premier national professional association in adult education. 


COABE Journal Request for Proposal

The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education (the Journal) is a scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult literacy, secondary, and basic education. 

The Journal strives to be inclusive in scope, addressing topics and issues of significance to scholars and practitioners concerned with diverse aspects of adult education. 

The Journal publishes research employing a variety of methods and approaches including (but not limited to) survey research, experimental designs, case studies, ethnographic observations and interviews, grounded theory, phenomenology, historical investigations, and narrative inquiry as well as articles that address theoretical and philosophical issues pertinent to adult literacy, secondary, and basic education.

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Letters of intent should be submitted to by September 30, 2014, and proposals should be received no later than October 31, 2014.

COABE wishes to thank Jim Berger for his faithful years of service first as a writer for the Journal, then as a member of the Journal Advisory Committee, and finally as editor of the COABE Journal, which is a role he assumed nearly three years ago. Jim has worked tirelessly to move the Journal forward  and has improved greatly upon the framework provided by former editors and institutions.