Brock Education Journal Special Issue on
Sharan Merriam’s inaugural lecture, “Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Adult Education” given on September 22, 2011 marked the first in a series of Distinguished Speakers at Brock University. Based on her research on ‘the future of adult education within a global context,’ Merriam’s lecture sets the tone for this special issue on the impact of globalization for adult education and higher education. Merriam (2010) unpacks the phenomenon of globalization, connects it to the knowledge economy, and situates it within a contemporary, political, social, cultural, and educational context. Merriam (2010) highlighted the need for consideration of the trends and trajectories in adult education related to globalization as “adult education does not occur in a vacuum” (p. 408). She emphasized the need to consider research on lifelong learning (e.g. professional education) that has been impacted by global education.
We are seeking new knowledge that considers: How does globalization play out within the practice of teaching adult and higher education. We are seeking articles that explore the research and practice of teaching:
English as a Subsequent or Foreign Language
All manuscripts should follow APA guidelines and the file should be submitted in RTF file format. Length of papers should be in the 5000-7000 word range and should include a 150 word abstract. All manuscripts must ensure that the cover sheet of your manuscript specifically states that the submission is intended for this Special Issue. In addition, please include a brief note to this effect with your online submission.
Mary Lovering, Ph.D. Dolana Mogadime, Ph.D. Associate Professor