Researching on the professional self-concept of adult education staff enables reflection on the professionalization of adult education on an individual level. A qualitative research study examines different professional biographies and identities of staff working in adult education in Serbia. The research creates a link between the professional careers of the interviewed staff and the professionalization structures, which are put forward by the Law on Adult Education. The results indicate that the professional self-concept is influenced by various factors on the societal, political, institutional and individual level. The aspect of education and training is highlighted.
Monika Staab, M.A. is research assistant at the Professorship for Adult and Continuing Education within Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany (email@example.com).