Jakub Hladík, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic >>
Radim Šíp, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic >>
Jitka Vaculíková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic >>
Editor – manuscript
Radana Kroutilová Nováková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic >>
Karla Hrbáčková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic >>
Anna Petr Šafránková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic >>
Dušan Klapko, Masaryk University, Czech Republicy >>
Editor – reviews of books and information
Milena Öbrink Hobzová, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic >>
Stanislav Bendl, Charles University, Czech Republic >>
Denisa Denglerová, Masaryk University, Czech Republic >>
Miroslav Dopita, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic >>
Gabriel Eichsteller, ThemPra Social Pedagogy, UK >>
Lenka Gulová, Masaryk University, Czech Republic >>
Lenka Haburajová Ilavská, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic >>
Feifei Han, Griffith University, Australia >>
Eva Janebová, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic >>
Jim Johnson, Point Loma Nazarene University, USA >>
Soňa Kalenda, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic >>
Michal Kaplánek, Jabok – Higher School of Social Pedagogy and Theology, Czech Republic >>
Yevhenii Klopota, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine >>
Dana Knotová, Masaryk University, Czech Republic >>
Blahoslav Kraus, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic >>
Jitka Lorenzová, Charles University, Czech Republic >>
Jiří Němec, Masaryk University, Czech Republic >>
Miriam Niklová, Matej Bel University, Slovak Republic >>
Milan Pol, Masaryk University, Czech Republic >>
Miroslav Procházka, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic >>
Jana Straková, Charles University, Czech Republic >>
Renáta Tichá, University of Minnesota, USA >>
Danielle Tracey, Western Sydney University, Australia >>
Petr Vašát, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic >>
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Aims and scope
Sociální pedagogika | Social Education (SocEd) is a double blind peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal that provides the rapid publication of articles in the field of social education. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of social education.
The journal embraces social education within the broad framework of the area of education and development of children, youth and adults. Social Education is an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with a wide range of other disciplines. Regarding the scientific article, the journal is open to various theoretical concepts and methodological preferences (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methodology design) if they bring new results and interesting views.
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