Political changes after 1989 influenced adult education in the states of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. They have changed its aim, evaluation and values. Many countries have therefore looked back on their own tradition in this field and tried to accord it with the present situation. Political changes have influenced ecomy as well as culture and education. Adult education is a sphere which is particularly touchy. It has to adapt to new democratic multiparty system.
The Editors: Jurij Jug, born 1933 in Celje/Jugoslavija. Graduated in history andemployed in educational system. Took the leadership of Workers University Celje and at the same time continued studies in master's degree in the field of adult education. Since 1976 employed as associate professor at University of Maribor in the field of adult education and at University of Ljubljana as associate professor in the field of history of adult education. Franz Poeggeler, born 1926 at Iserlohn (Westphalia). 1951-1953 assistant lecturer (University of Hamburg), 1953-1957 head of Institute for Adult Education (Muenster), 1957-1962 professor of pedagogy (College of Education, Trier), 1962-1992 professor ordinarius and director of the Institute of Pedagogy and Philosophy, Aachen University of Technology. The Contributors: Roseanne Benn, Jana Bezensek, Hannelore Blaschek, Berta Friedl-Siglhuber, Gherorghe Bunescu, Metod Cernetic, Janez Jereb, Rozalia Cornanicova, Gabrijel Devetak, Katja Dovzak, Laszlo Felkai, Roger Fieldhouse, Wilhelm Filla, Marta Friedenthal-Haase, Elke Gruber, Zoran Jelenc, J.A. Jowitt, Jurij Jug, Juraj Kalnicky, Anita Klapan/Ilija Lavrnja, Ana Krajnc, Kyu Hwan Lee, Andor Maroti, Horst Moehle, Vida A. Mohorcic-Spolar, Franz Poeggeler, Silvije Pongrac, Majda Psunder, Kamil Skoda, Pal Soos, Nikolina Sretenova.