To honour a high life anniversary of the most prominent Slovenian scientist in the field of adult education, the Scientific Publishing House of the Faculty of Arts of Ljubljana University published a comprehensive monograph entitled The Modern Paradigms of Research and Adult Learning and Education (2018).

The publication published essays of eminent experts, professionally engaged in adult education and learning, thus continuing the efforts of Prof Dr Ana Krajnc. The contributions bring various themes regarding the research in adult education, measurement instruments, key and general competences, various roles that are taken by adult educators, writing about the factors that affect the individual and his decision to get educated. Some authors find the development aspect of various important elements in adult education and projects at the forefront, which are well developed in our country since the breakthrough of adult education.

Therefore, this journal is not only a formal anniversary publication, but a manual and an important source for professionals, students and other stakeholders interested in adult education and related areas of expertise. As written down in the editorial by the former minister of education Dr Maja Makovec Brenčič, knowledge is “a value and the foundation of development both now and in the future”. The honorary professor Dr Ana Krajnc was aware of it already five decades ago, therefore such publication is a nice gift for her. The journal is also available (in Slovenian) in the SIAE Library and in an e-form  on the website of the Faculty of Arts Book Store.

Edited by: Ana Peklenik (, SIAE

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

ISSN 2630-2926

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