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Jak się rozwijała polska andragogika?

Józef Kargul

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.