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

17th BOLESWANA Conference in July 2018 in Windhoek, NAMIBIA

17th BOLESWANA Conference in July 2018 in Windhoek, NAMIBIA The date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 28 Feb 2018. SAERA is a member of BOLESWANA. Conference theme: “Research for the Transformation of Teacher Education: Teaching for Equity and Relevance” BOLESWANA is a research body composed of sister education research associations from […]

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Conference Special Edition call for papers

2017 SAERA Conference Special Edition Education in an Era of Transformation and Decolonization Date of publication: 30 October 2018. Guest Editors: Dr Shervani K. Pillay & Professor Sylvan Blignaut The SAERA Special Conference Edition of the Journal of Education is calling for papers that were presented at the 5th annual SAERA conference in Port Elizabeth […]

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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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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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Transformation in Higher Education

The theme of next year’s issue emerged from three main findings of the research article ‘Rethinking and researching transformation in higher education: A meta-study of South African trends’ by Petro du Preez, Shan Simmonds and Anné Hendrik Verhoef.

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