The monograph Reflections on Adult Education and Learning: The Adult Education Legacy of Sabina Jelenc Krašovec (in Slovenian) originated in conversations, reminiscences and at the initiative of the adult education community in Slovenia following the premature death of Dr Sabina Jelenc Krašovec, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, who left us at the end of 2020 after a serious illness.

In the book, foreign and local authors, with whom Sabina Jelenc Krašovec forged working and friendly ties, enter into a dialogue with her ideas and findings and reflect on it through their own research work and/or practice.

There are books that gain their readers only through thoughtful reading and analysis, books that are characterised by the effort to shed light on a particular scientifically compelling or practical area, as well as those that convey messages more through text and less through the authors that have shaped or inspired them. The present publication differs from those books in a particular peculiarity – it is inspired by a unique personality and spirit of Sabina Jelenc Krašovec, whose scientific integrity and benevolent smile is found in a plethora of themes and authors that make this publication.

Katarina Popović

Secretary General of ICAE, the Foreword

The monograph consists of an introductory chapter and three thematic parts that were given special attention to by Sabina Jelenc Krašovec: learning and education of older people in the community, informal learning in public spaces and the implementation of active democratic citizenship, professional development of adult educators and guidance in ALE.
Prepričani smo, da je najboljši način za počastitev Sabinine dediščine takšen, da o avtoričinih idejah razpravljamo, jih ohranjamo pri življenju, jih preoblikujemo in uporabimo z namenom izboljševanja naše izobraževalne prakse, pa tudi naših skupnosti in širše družbe.
Borut Mikulec, Sonja Kump and Tadej Košmerl

Editor's Preface

The monograph (in Slovenian) is published on the website of Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts.

Adopted by Nevenka Kocijančič (, SIAE

© 2017-2023 Slovenian Institute for Adult Education

​The publication is co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.

ISSN 2630-2926

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