The history of portraying "Adult Education Discourses" in the publishing market dates back to the year 2000. Then, among the founders and organizers of the Summer School for Young Andragogists, held in Zielona Gora, under the scientific supervision of prof.Józef Kargul, the idea of a cyclic publication designed especially for young authors - adepts of science dealing with adult education came to being. Initially "Adult Education Discourses", which the scientific editor for six years was prof. Józef Kargul was conceived as the publication of scientific papers presenting ''andragogic youth'' involved in the subsequent editions of the Summer School for Young Andragogists. They were issued annually in the publication of WSP in Zielona Gora (later University of Zielona Gora) from the second edition of the School (hence the numbering of "Adult Education Discourses" starts with a number 2).\r\n

After a while, other young people (not necessarily young according to their age but above all their spirit and way of thinking), researchers from around the country dealing with broader issues of adult education began to join the group of authors - participants of the Summer School for Young Andragogists. This was consistent with the idea, initiated by prof. Józef Kargul, and later continued by his disciples and successors (in 2007 the professor transferred the editor function to dr Małgorzata Olejarz, also dr Sylwia Słowińska was the editor in 2011) that "Adult Education Discourses" served as an open forum for young scientists, where they can speak freely their''own voice'' of what the wider world of adult education is, what they find fascinating and intriguing in it. Presenting to the forum various scientific voices and opinions that can be found in Poland has always been the most important thing for the editors of "Adult Education Discourses". In recent years the idea of expanding cultural and geographical borders resulted in inviting foreign researchers to co-operation.


By crossing generations, thematic, cultural and geographic boundaries, "Adult Education Discourses" the pages of the magazine have been filled with the articles of both beginners as well as experienced and renowned scientists and independent academics from Poland and abroad. Both those who are defined as andragogs per excellence, as well as those involved in various scientific disciplines, eg: counseling, intercultural education, culture, animation, media literacy, or feminist issues and whose reflections also include research in the field of adult education, have published their texts in "AED". In this way, the term "young andragogs" has become universal in the sense that it refers to integrating the environment which conducts studies and research on educational activities and contexts of learning of adults. This multithreaded discourse over time led to the adoption and consolidation of the traditional division of texts on narrower topics, but referring to closely linked and mutually overlapping areas, such as counseling and adult education, and thematic discourses that appear in various volumes, such as methodological, comparative, intercultural and feminist issues.

It seems that these ideas and actions have produced good results over time, which resulted in classification of "Adult Education Discourses" by the editors of The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH) in 2006 to promote the international publishing and also the decision made by the University to transform "Adult Education Discourses" from the series into a scientific journal.