How has Polish andragogy developed?
Słowa kluczowe: edukacja dorosłych, andragogika, kierunki badań andragogiki.
Key words: adult schooling, adult pedagogy, adult education, andragogy, tendencies within andragogical research, Tadeusz Aleksander.
Abstract: This paper is a slightly expanded version of a talk I gave at a seminar which was held to celebrate the 80th birthday of Professor Tadeusz Aleksander. In my argument, I trace the beginnings of andragogy in Poland by discussing the research pursuits of adult education scholars who founded andragogy as a discipline distinct from pedagogy, and I attempt to define the role of Prof. Aleksander in this process. At the same time, I examine Professor Henryk Bedarczyk’s contribution to the development of andragogy.