Adult Learner Summit

Notification and Preliminary Call for Papers


The Adult Learner Summit (ALS-2018) is collocated with World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2018). The ALS-2018 was developed to provide professional development for literacy providers and learners. The summit affords both communities of practice and learning to network and connect, promoting opportunities for additional research and effective dialogue. Adult literacy learners lend their voice to the academic rigors of research results.

The ALS focuses on adult education and literacy for special populations. The topics include those identified at WCSNE-2018 special interest populations:

  • Corrections
  • Adult Special Education
  • Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Out of School Youth
  • Transitional Support to Post-Secondary

Virtual Presentation


The ALS-2018 is collaborated with WCSNE-2018. The WCSNE-2018 has instituted a virtual presentation system to allow authors of accepted papers the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. A research works submitted without the participant attending the conference in person, but presented via video conferencing are refereed and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings.

Panel Discussions


Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Panelists bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars and professionals who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.

Journal Publications


All the accepted abstracts, extended abstracts and papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals and book chapters.

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