Andragogical Studies

Current Issue

2018 | No. 2



Journal for the Study of Adult Education and Learning

Andragogical Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, devoted to theoretical, historical, comparative and empirical studies in adult and continuing education, lifelong and lifewide learning. The journal reflects ideas from diverse theoretical and applied fields, addressing the broad range of issues relevant not only for Serbia, but also for the whole of Europe, as well as for the international audience. The journal publishes research employing a variety of topics, methods and approaches, including all levels of education, various research areas – starting with literacy, via university education, to vocational education, and learning in formal, nonformal and informal settings. Innovative and provocative scholarship informed by diverse orientations and methodologies is encouraged. Andragogical Studies was launched in 1994, and since 2002 the journal is published twice annually.


Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Čika-Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

In cooperation with:

Adult Education Society

Kolarčeva 5, 11000 Beograd
Print ISSN: 0354-5415
Online ISSN: 2466-4537
UDK: 37.013.83+374

Andragogical Studies is supported by:

Serbian Association Of Andragogists

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia


Miomir Despotović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Katarina Popović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy

Deputy Editors
Maja Maksimović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Aleksandar Bulajić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy

Assistant Editors
Nikola Koruga, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Aleksa Jovanović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy

Zoran Imširagić

Radoslav Anđelković
Mark Daniels

Printed and bound by
Službeni glasnik, Belgrade
Editorial Board
Šefika Alibabić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Marcie Boucouvalas,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Arne Carlsen, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Germany
Heribert Hinzen, DVV international, Germany
Peter Jarvis, University of Surrey, UK
Sabina Jelenc, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nada Kačavenda-Radić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Snežana Medić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Sandra L. Morrison, University of Waikato,New Zealand
Balázs Németh, University of Pécs, Hungary
Ekkehard Nuissl von Rein, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Kristinka Ovesni, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy
Aleksandra Pejatović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy


Dr Antonia Batzoglou
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
University of London

Dr Dragan Bulatović
Department for History of Art
Faculty of Philosophy – University of Belgrade

Dr Rosemary S. Caffarella
ret. Cornell University

Dr Sanja Djerasimovic
Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK

Dr Hajdana Glomazić
Institute of Criminological & Sociological Research, Belgrade

Dr Barry Golding
Federation University Australia

Dr Maurice de Greef
Vrije Universiteit in Brussels

Dr John Henscke
Lindenwood University

Dr Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Dr George Koulaouzides
Hellenic Open University

Dr Milica Marušić,
Institute for Educational Research, Belgrade

Dr Miloš Milenković
Department for Etnology and Antrophology
Faculty of Philosophy – University of Belgrade

Dr Miljana Milojević
Department for Philosophy
Faculty of Philosophy – University of Belgrade

Dr Alison Laurie Neilson
Centre for Social Studies
University of Coimbra

Dr Edmée Ollagnier
ret. University of Geneva

Dr Milka Oljača
Faculty of Philosophy – University of Novi Sad

Dr Goran Opačić
Department for Psychology
Faculty of Philosophy – University of Belgrade

Dr Ognjen Radonjić
Department for Sociology
Faculty of Philosophy – University of Belgrade

Dr Marko Radovan
Department for Pedagogy and Andragogy
Faculty of Philosophy – University of Ljubljana

Dr Jost Reischmann
ret. Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology, and Philosophy
Bamberg University

Dr Maja Savić
Faculty of Philology ─ University of Belgrade

Dr Luiza Olim de Sousa
School of Natural Sciences and Technology for Education
Faculty of Education Sciences
North-West University in Potchefstroom

Alan Tuckett
Faculty of Education Health and Well-Being
University of Wolverhampton

Dr Zoran Velkovski
Institute of Pedagogy
Faculty of Philosophy “Sts. Cyril and Methodius“
University of Skopje

Dr Cristina Maria Coimbra Vieira
Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education
University of Coimbra


National Library of Serbia.
By the decision of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development the journal is categorized as the iternational journal (M24).

This journal is indexed in National Library of Serbia
Serbian Library Consortium

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

DVV International

ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The journal is classified as a peer-reviewed international academic/scientific journal.

Education Research Abstracts (ERA)

Contents Pages in Education (CPE)

Routledge | Taylor & Francis Group

Library of the German Institute of Adult Education DIE, Bonn

Andragogical Studies is a member of the
Infonett Adult Education network, Grundtvig / EU Lifelong Learning Program


Paper Submission

The journal publishes texts which haven't been published previously. Editorial Board receives only MS Word type electronic submissions sent to e-mail: or to the Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Čika-Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Beograd.

Notes on style

All papers submitted should be between 30.000 and 60.000 characters (with spaces), in Latin letter. Abstract should also be submitted of no more than 1000 characters (with spaces), the title of the manuscript, as well as 3-5 keywords. Submissions should include: full name, institutional affiliation and position of the author; basic data on author (up to 250 characters with spaces) and the contact information, as well as the date of birth (will not be published, serve just for the catalogue). If there is more than one author, the information should be provided for each author. Articles should be structured using up to two levels of headings. Numbering should not be used in headings. Italic formatting is allowed for emphasizing. Bolding, underlining and other such formatting are not allowed. Figures, pictures and tables should be named and numbered by Arabic numerals, and supplied in a form suitable for reproduction.


Serbian, English, German, Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrian languages are acceptable languages. Papers will be published in Serbian (as well as Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrinian) and in English. For papers published in English additional abstract in Serbian will be provided by Editorial Board, while for papers published in Serbian additional abstract in English will be provided.

Quotations and References

References to literature should be placed in the text, within parentheses. It is acceptable to use footnotes, however, it is recommended to use them only if necessary e.g. for comments and additional text. All quotations should be referenced using APA Citation Style (American Psychological Association). See: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). (2010). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
See also:

Bibliographic references in APA style should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. It is the contributor’s responsibility to ensure that all references and citations are correct.


AS editorial staff initially reviews all manuscript submissions for compliance with AS editorial policy. If the manuscript fails to fall within the scope and stylistic guidelines of the journal, it is returned to the authors. If a manuscript is in accord with the scope of the journal and meets submission guidelines, all references to the author name and institution are removed from the manuscript, and it is submitted for blind reviews by two external reviewers at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Each consulting editor is a professional scholar judged, affiliated with an academic institution and competent to appraise such manuscripts. In compliance with advice of consulting reviewers, the editors make one of tree decisions: accept; conditional accept; or reject. In the case of conditional acceptance, the editors will specify necessary revisions in writing to the author. When revisions are completed and the editors accept a manuscript, the editors will then notify and inform the author(s) about the next steps in the publication process. Papers which receive positive reviews are published, and authors are informed beforehand.

The editors determine the order of articles. Reviewed articles are categorized as follows: original scientific articles, review articles, professional articles. The journal publishes also translation of relevant documents (or, exceptionally, translation of papers published elsewhere), chronicles, scientific reviews, polemics and interviews, bibliographies, information about current projects, events and publications in the national, European and global adult education and learning field.

Review Criteria

Importance of the Problem: A problem or subject addressed by a manuscript should contribute to knowledge or theory pertinent to adult education and learning. Importance is enhanced when a paper promotes understanding or improvement of practice.

Background: Through the abstract and a brief introduction, readers should be provided with sufficient background information/literature to understand the problem being addressed.

Problem/Purpose: The purpose of the paper should be clearly and unambiguously stated. This typically requires a clearly described research problem.

Literature Review: Research and scholarship should be linked to relevant empirical and theoretical literature. The applicability of the research and the quality of the discussion are more important than the length of the literature review.

Methodology: The approach and procedures must be appropriate for addressing the stated research problem(s) and purpose(s).

Findings: Findings must be presented and documented to show clear relationships to the purpose(s) and research question(s). Evidence needed to support conclusions must be clearly identified and amply arrayed, including (but not limited to) the presentation of statistics, charts, and graphs; use of quotations; observational data; references; and citations.

Conclusions: Conclusions and logical inferences should be pertinent, clearly drawn, and convincingly supported by evidence.

Readability: All manuscripts must be well-organized, well-written, and readable.


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