Aims of SAERA

  • To promote research and academic collaboration, link research policy, theory and practice, encourage the promotion of research quality, and help develop the next generation of researchers.
  • To establish a cohesive, coherent and inclusive education academic and research identity. The aim is to establish vigorous and responsive epistemic communities and provide us with a vehicle to continue vigorous intellectual and research collaboration.
  • To promote interaction with national and provincial education departments, research organisations such as policy units and the NRF.
  • To establish links with international educational research organisations and similar organisations in Southern Africa and the African content.



About SAERA, our conference and the Journal of Education

Call for Papers for a Special issue

Dear SAERA member, Please find attached a Call for Papers for a Special issue of the Journal of Education, edited by the Curriculum Studies Special interest group. The theme of the Special Issue is Internationalising, indigenising, decolonising and Africanising Curriculum Studies Please see the attached PDF for submission dates. Please circulate to your networks and […]

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Call for SAERA Research Honours Award 2018

South African Education Research Association Call For SAERA Research Honours Award In 2017, SAERA launched its inaugural call for the Research Honours award. The SAERA Research Honours award may be made annually to an individual for an outstanding contribution to educational research in South Africa. email: Criteria for SAERA Research Honours award 1.1 […]

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Conference listings and events

JoE issue 69, 4th SAERA conference in Cape Town in October 2016.

Dear SAERA members We are very pleased to announce that the Journal of Education Special Conference edition is now available on This Issue 69 features papers that were presented at the 4th SAERA conference in Cape Town in October 2016. Thanks to Alsam Fataar, Maureen Robinson and Doria Daniels of the Education Faculty at Stellenbosch university who edited the issue. While you are on the JOE website page, please register as a reviewer, an author or a reader (or all three). This means you will receive automatic notifications when new issues are published. We want to expand our database of reviewers, so please register and include your research interests and expertise. You may also register as an author should you wish to submit an article for consideration. All new authors are now requested to submit articles via this website. The ‘old’ JOE website remains active for downloading of back issues Please forward this notice to your colleagues who may be interested in the Journal of Education. Regards Carol Bertram Editor Find more info

CfPs ahe-afrika conference Makarere

Call for Papers: African Association for History Education (AHE-Afrika)’s Second International Conference on “Teaching and learning history in a changing Africa: possibilities and challenges in the 21st century”. Find more info

NRF Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities Call Schedule for 2017 per category READ SCHEDULE Find more info

Current Educational Research and Policy

News from the educational sector

HELTASA 2017 Conference

  We invite you to join us for the HELTASA 2017 Conference to be held in the magnificent city of Durban. Please find attached the conference call. Details about the conference can also be accessed from the conference website Download:   We look forward to your participation in the conference.   Best wishes, Nalini […]

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HundrED Communications

The world is full of fantastic schools and research on the future of learning, but they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. At HundrED, we are currently seeking 100 studies in education from around the world. We will be gathering and sharing these studies in an easy-to-read form to benefit educators and education worldwide. […]

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