IZOBRAZEVANJE OB DELU Slovenia
Education for adults who are in full time employment. This formula is usually used in formal education
but can be applied to the non-formal education as well. The term was used in Yugoslavia during the socialist-
communist regime. It meant especially the interconnection between work and education. There were
several similar terms which also designated the relation between work and education, like: "izobrazevanje
na delu" (education at work), "izobrazevanje z delom" (education with work), "izobrazevanje iz dela" (education
out of work). All these terms were inscribed in laws and acts in the period of socialist political order
in Yugoslavia (1945-1989). After the fall of the socialist-communist regime these terms have not been in
use as much as before, but they are still alive. People adopted the term and they use it to define the status
of their education. In Slovenian there is no other suitable word to define adult education students. Officially
the term "non-regular education" has a pejorative connotation in comparison with "regular education"
which refers to the status of the participants in initial education. The term "along the work" was in
practice first used to indicate full time employed individuals involved in education. Later its meaning
became wider and is now used to indicate any adult involved in education. We can compare the term with
similar terms in other languages, indicating part-time students who are not employed full time.
According to Jarvis (1990: 259) "part-time student" is an "adult who is a registered as a student, but
has other obligations, such as work or domestic commitments, and is therefore unable to pursue his/her
studies full time". Similarly, the UNESCO Terminology (1979: 56), gives this definition: "Learning
which involves the selection of one of several different ways of combining employment, leisure and education".
The term in Slovenian does not indicate merely the student, but the participant in formal adult
education in general.
Jarvis, P. (1990) An International Dictionary of Adult and Continuing Education, London & New York:
Titmus, C. et al (ed.) (1979) Terminology of adult education, Paris: UNESCO.
Jelenc, Z. (ed.) (1991) Terminologija izobrazevanja odraslih, Ljubljana: Pedagoški institut.