Adult Literacy & Adult Education SIG 4
Adult Literacy & Adult Education SIG 4
SIG Purpose

The Adult Literacy and Adult Education SIG (ALAE) is dedicated to research, development, policy, and practice in adult literacy and adult education. The group takes an interdisciplinary, lifespan perspective on learning and instruction among diverse populations. 


The Adult Literacy and Adult Education (ALAE) SIG is one of the few places in AERA to connect with researchers working with adult populations. It also offers opportunities to be part of the community of adult education researchers and to meet people who work with or have connections to institutions that fund research, hire adult education researchers, and publish adult education manuscripts.

The ALAE SIG currently has more than 150 members, and we are always looking to continue to build our vibrant scholarly community. Please invite your colleagues and graduate students to join our SIG. If you are not already an AERA member, go to the website.  When joining, be sure to select ALAE membership ($10). If you are already an AERA member, you can update your existing membership online through the AERA site and select our Special Interest Group as one of our SIGs (note: we are ALAE SIG #4).

Message from SIG Chair

Welcome to Adult Literacy and Adult Education SIG.

Our goal is to facilitate exchange of ideas and to build collaborations among researchers and practitioners interested in adult literacy and adult education issues.  Our members do multidisciplinary work in a wide variety of educational contexts, with diverse populations, both in the USA and around the world.  Therefore, we strongly encourage all members to contribute their expertise and ideas at the annual meetings as well as at other times.  In addition, please feel free to share your accomplishments and publications with us to post on the website and to keep all of us informed of the exciting work done by our members.

Best wishes,

Aydin Durgunoglu  (

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