Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM) is an international research forum bringing together researchers and practitioners in adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning in order to promote the learning of mathematics by adults. Information about the forum can be found on the website
In June 2001 during the ALM conference in Copenhagen the editors of Literacy & Numeracy Studies: An International Journal in the Education and Training of Adults offered to publish a special issue of the Journal focusing on adults learning mathematics. ALM is honoured to accept this offer and has delegated Dr. Gail FitzSimons (Australia) and Prof. Dr. Juergen Maasz (Austria, Chair of ALM) to edit this issue. The editors of the Journal have delegated local adult numeracy researchers Dr. Betty Johnston and Dr. Keiko Yasukawa (Australia) to complete the editing team of this special issue.
Literacy and Numeracy Studies aims to promote research and scholarship around the many and complex ways that adult literacy and numeracy are implicated in adult life. Contributions from both subscribers and non-subscribers are welcomed, as are contributions from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives on any aspect of literacy and numeracy practice.
March 31, 2002, is the deadline for submission of first drafts, May 31 is the deadline for reviewers' comments, and June 30 is the deadline for final drafts. The intention is to have the journal published in September 2002.
We may find that we are overwhelmed with a wealth of high quality papers. In that case, ALM would consider the possibility of a second special issue or some other way of publication perhaps even going ahead with the establishment of an ALM Journal. In other words: please do not hesitate to write your paper - ALM will do its best to help you get it published.
Jürgen Maaß, ALM Chair
Institut für Analysis und Numerik
Abteilung für Didaktik der Mathematik
Altenberger Str. 69
A - 4040 Linz, Austria