Membership Update
September 2014

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COABE President's Message
Employment Bulletin Board
COABE LinkedIn Group
Student Showcase
COABE Letters of Support
National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week—9/22-9/26
COABE Conference 2015 Call for Presentations

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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 week of September 22–26, 2014 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week.  The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) would like your assistance in making this an outstanding year for celebration of our students’ successes and to help increase the awareness of the need for the services our field provides.

We would like to highlight student successes from every region of the country.  More...


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COABE President's Message

Dear COABE members, 

Welcome back to school! I'd like to draw your attention to three important opportunities:

COABE 2015 Conference Call for Proposals
National Adult Education & Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, September 22-26, 2014
College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Opportunity 

We are very excited to bring you the COABE 2015 Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 21-24, 2015! If you've never been to Denver, this is a terrific opportunity to enjoy Colorado with our offsite excursions and events while also experiencing the best national COABE Conference-to-date. Please submit your presentation proposals here. The deadline to submit is October 31, 2014.

COABE would like to feature your student and teacher success stories during National AEFL Week. Don't forget to use the #AEFLWeek and #AESuccess hashtags in your awareness-raising endeavors.

Each year, the National Coalition for Literacy works with Members of Congress to secure resolutions in the House and Senate dedicating National AEFL Week. You will have the opportunity to invite your legislators to cosponsor this resolution. Check back on COABE's Legislative webpage for information in the coming week.

Are you prepared to implement the College and Career Readiness Standards? Or are you doing this already and you have lessons and resources you'd like to share? COABE has an opportunity to secure funding to develop a lesson and resource-sharing repository around the CCRS but we need your feedback first.

Thank you so much!

Jackie Taylor, COABE President 


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.

Click here to read the Journal RFP

Letters of intent should be submitted to journal@coabe.org by September 31, 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.