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.

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Book publication- Action learning and action research: Genres and approaches

About the book: “Action Research (AR) is an ideal methodology to enable practical and emancipatory outcomes, as well as to generate relevant and authentic theory.” Read more about this emerging paradigm in the social sciences by clicking on the link below: http://saera.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Action-Learning-and-Action-Research-flier.pdf

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New publication

Human Rights Literacies Future Directions Editors: Roux, Cornelia, Becker, Anne (Eds.) This book adds impetus to the nexus between human rights, human rights education and material reality. The dissonance between these aspects is of growing concern for most human rights educators in various social contexts. The first part of the book opens up new discourses and presents […]

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SAERA PhD and Honour awards

Nominations for the SAERA PhD and Honour awards are open. Find the information to nominate someone or read more about these awards below: http://saera.co.za/saera-phd-honour-awards/

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Invitation to SPARC Africa Open Access Symposium

SPARC Africa Open Access Symposium Open access and social justice driving African development 2- 6 December 2019|Cape Town, South Africa 7 December: Strategic Planning for SPARC Africa Dear all SPARC Africa is hosting an Open Access Symposium. This will be a week of workshop engagements and invited papers for critical discourse to advance African open […]

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