Adult Learning is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on practice and empirical research. The journal is sponsored primarily by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. The journal has both subscription and per-issue access, with multiple options available for individuals and institutions alike. It is available online and in a printed version. For an individual, the price of a subscription is $38, while an institutional subscription costs $320. Its readers consist of researchers and educators who create, teach, and study programs for adult education (Cherrstrom et al., 2016).
The journal overviews practice-related issues and developments in adult education. Its articles examine trends from educational facilities of all types. This variability of sources provides a framework for the journal’s audience that is applicable universally (Cherrstrom et al., 2016). Its studies contain international trends, further diversifying the knowledge base. Moreover, the journal releases special issues that combined articles that focus on a particular subject.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is an online quarterly journal that overviews all aspects of adult learning. Its issues are available online via Wiley Online Library, with each article being sold separately. Online-only access to an article costs $16, while PDF download costs $42. Its primary audience is instructors, counselors, graduate students, and policymakers connected to adult and continuing education (“Overview – New directions for adult and continuing education,” n.d.).
The journal does not focus on a single type of educational facility. Instead, its articles can be used for both universities, schools, and colleges that provide education for adults. Its extensive database enables readers to select the material they want to examine without the need to purchase an entire issue. This approach allows a reader to focus his or her attention on a single problem with ease. The journal keeps its topics closely related to contemporary issues, which reflect the current state of adult education.
Cherrstrom, C. A., Robbins, S. E., & Bixby, J. (2016). 10 years of adult learning. Adult Learning, 28(1), 3-11. Web.
Overview – New directions for adult and continuing education. (n.d.). Wiley Online Library. Web.