Upcoming Conference

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11th Annual SAERA Conference hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Free State

In association with the Southern Africa Educational Research Network 

Conference Theme:

Education Ideologies and National Development

Conference dates:

Pre-conference Tuesday, 29 October 2024 (morning)

Conference starts from Tuesday, 29 October (afternoon)
to Friday 1 November 2024
 

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SAERA CONFERENCE 2024
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HOSTS

Faculty of Education, University of the Free State

In association with the Southern Africa Educational Research
Network

VENUE

University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Campus

 

There is a strong interplay, subtle and conspicuous, between education ideologies and national development. The education ideology of any nation, continent or region is shaped by culture, values, beliefs, politics, and economics, among a myriad of other factors. Why are education ideologies important and how do they influence and shape national development agendas in the Global North and Global South? How have education ideologies of the North, for instance, liberalism, constructivism, and social reconstructionism, influenced curriculum ideologies of the Global South? And how have education ideologies from the Global South impacted on international discourses? How have developing countries in the Global South framed their own indigenous education ideologies which are relevant to their unique national development challenges, while remaining relevant to the global demands of the 21st century? These are some of the key questions underpinningSAERA 2024’s call for abstracts under the theme Education Ideologies and National Development.

SUB-THEMES

We invite papers reflecting (but not limited) to the following subthemes:

  1. Ideologies and the development of national education policies in the Global North and South.
  2. Ideologies and functional education for sustainable development.
  3. Ideologies and social transformation in postcolonial societies.
  4. Ideological influences in the development of early childhood care and education
  5. Higher education, ideologies, citizenship and leadership for sustainable education
  6. Ideologies, gender discourses and social transformation
  7. Personal ideologies, professional ethics, and teacher professionalism in the 21st century.
  8. Obstacles and opportunities to the development of sustainable African indigenous education ideologies
  9. Professional ethics and teaching for change in the 21st century.
  10. Digital Literacy, information communication technology (ICT) and ideological transformation

GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

1.     Abstracts should be submitted online by 21 June 2024 (The website address for abstract submission will be communicated in May)

2.    The current call is available online https://www.saera.co.za/upcoming-conference/

3.     Abstracts should be 200 – 250 words (excluding any references).

4.     Font type: Times New Roman size 12; Line spacing: Single.

5.     All abstracts will be peer reviewed.

6.     Acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to authors by mid-August.

7.     A maximum of two (2) accepted abstracts will be allowed per delegate.

Your abstract should include, but not be limited, to the following:

1.    Purpose/objectives of the paper

2.    Conceptual/theoretical background or framework

3.    Methods/ techniques

4.    Results/ conclusion/contributions//implications.

Authors will have the option to select an individual oral presentation, a panel presentation, a poster, an arts-based contribution, or a roundtable.

 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION/PAYMENT 30 September 2024

Delegates must submit proof of payment to saeraconference2024@gmail.com on or before the due date to ensure attendance/presentation at the conference.

 

CONFERENCE MODE AND VENUE

The conference will be fully face-to-face.

The venue is the Economics and Management Sciences and Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Buildings, University of Free State, Bloemfontein.

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

1.     Full registration – R5500

2.     Registration for students and retired delegates –R4300

3.     2- Day delegates – R3600

4.     1 Day delegates – R2000 

                                            

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CONFERENCE RELATED INQUIRIES
 

saeraconference2024@gmail.com