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Convergence stopped being published in June 2011. Please find below a message from the journal’s owner, the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), explaining this decision.

"In December 2009 the ICAE Executive Council decided not to continue with the publication of Convergence as it was impossible to do so without significant financial subsidy. Therefore, it was decided to close it after publishing two thematic issues: ‘Adult Education in China’ and ‘Education in Prisons’. However, soon afterwards, ICAE Executive Committee members, editor Bob Hill and also a group known as “The friends of Convergence” led by Budd Hall, started searching for a publication outlet, in an enormous effort to resurrect the journal. Unfortunately, the results were not as expected and, despite the hopes of the editor and of NIACE that this issue began merely a hiatus to the longest published journal in international adult education, we regret to announce that this is the last issue of Convergence."

"However, we will continue to foster international dialogue through Voices Rising, through contributions to Adult Education and Development and through our virtual seminars."

"We take the opportunity to thank NIACE for its constant support in the publication of the journal, as well as to all those who have contributed throughout these years in many ways. In particular we want to thank Bob Hill, Convergence's last editor, Phyllis Cunningham, the previous editor, Qi Sun, Book Review Editor, and all members of the Editorial Advisory Committee. We would also like to give a special thanks to Budd Hall for his hard work and efforts to reestablish the journal."

- International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

NIACE is very proud to have been the publisher of Convergence for eight years. Though I know this news will be disappointing I hope that NIACE’s many other published resources will continue to be a valued aid to your work.

Yours sincerely,

David Shaw
Head of Publications, NIACE