Cover Osteuropa 8/2005

In Osteuropa 8/2005

Autonomy and self-determination
Adult education in Southeast Europe

Bettina Strewe

Deutsche Fassung


After the collapse of Yugoslavia, adult education in the successor states also had to reorient itself. Interactive and autonomous approaches are now replacing the centrally controlled, hierarchically structured, and frontal structure of education. This is bringing about changes for both students and teachers, and contents as well as methods have changed. Ways of thinking and acting together, in an autonomous and independent fashion, are creating the foundations of a self-determined life and of a democratic polity which all citizens can help to shape.

(Osteuropa 8/2005, pp. 225–255)