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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Current Educational Research and Policy

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SAERA Nelson Mandela Education Legacy Lecture

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE SAERA NELSON MANDELA EDUCATION LEGACY LECTURE, TO BE HELD AS FOLLOWS: PRESENTER: Prof Relebohile Moletsane (UKZN) TOPIC: Rethinking Legacies in the Midst of the War on Women’s Bodies: A Feminist ‘Ghost Dance’ with Mandela DATE: Wednesday 31 July 2019 TIME: 17:00 for 17.30 VENUE: Ritson Campus, Hotel School RSVP: […]

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Journal_of_Education_Methodological_Inventiveness_Special_Issue_Call_June2019

Download :Journal _of_Education_Methodological_Inventiveness_Special_Issue_Call_June2019 Dear SAERA members Abstract submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Education edited by members of the Self-Reflexive Methodologies Special Interest Group. Date of publication: March 2020 Guest Editors: Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Daisy Pillay, Inbanathan Naicker & Lungile Masinga Theme: Exploring possibilities through methodological inventiveness in self-reflexive educational research […]

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