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Jul04

Letter from SACHES President Prof. CC Wolhuter

Dear SACHES Member,

We are once again in the middle of another year.  Our 2015 conference went well, and we were honoured to have as one of our plenary speakers the present President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, Dr Carlos Torres.

I am getting ready for the World Conference in August at the University of Beijing, and I am looking forward to see many of you there too.  I shall use the opportunity to brief our colleagues worldwide as to what we do in SACHES and invite them to our next conference. On that topic, our members at the University of Zambia, under prof. Eunifridah Simuyaba and dr Dennis Banda, are busy planning the 2017 SACHES conference.  At this stage it looks like the conference will take place 24-26 May 2016, at the Victoria Falls, or an alternative nice venue in Zambia.  My two SACHES stalwarts, Jo-Anne Adams and prof Petro van Niekerk, and me shall keep you posted, also watch this space, the SACHES website.

I also wish to alert you to two other international, high quality, not expensive Comparative Education conferences in planning for 2015, in which I am involved:

  • The bi-annual conference at the University of Crete will take place probably  9-11 June 2017.  I shall keep you posted.
  • The conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society will take place 20-23 June 2017, at Bankya Mineral Springs Resort, west of Sofica.


You are also welcome to write to me should you require more information.

The book volume Education in East and Central Africa, which I edited and to which many SACHES members have contributed is doing well worldwide.  I am of the view that it is time that we begin a next research cum publication project in SACHES.  I wish to invite you to think with me and to write to me if you have any ideas in this regard.

Yours faithfully,
Prof. C.C. Wolhuter

 
Aug10

SACHES Conference 2015 - Final Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, 24 to Monday, 26 October 2015
Theme: Education Access to quality Education in post-2015 development agendas
Venue:
University of the Free State, South Campus, Bloemfontein, South Africa (Former Bloemfontein Campus of Vista University)

Submission date extended: Monday 28 August 2015

Keynote speakers:
Dr Carlos Alberto Torres
Distinguished Professor of Education: University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
President World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)

Prof Kazuhiro Yoshida
Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE)
Hiroshima University, Japan

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Jan06

Message from SACHES President 2015

Dear SACHES Member,

It is unbelievable, but another year has passed. This is my end of the year message to all of you.

I have received the unpalatable news of the passing on of prof Wolfgang Mitter, renowned comparativist of Germany who have also visited South Africa.
More information at: http://www.dipf.de/en/dipf-news/news/wolfgang-mitter [1]

We have had a successful conference in 2014, in Durban in August 2014.

For the next SACHES conference then, that will be the 2015 annual conference, we have in mind one of two venues in the Eastern Cape (Katberg or Hoggs Back) during mid-August. It seems we might be lucky enough to have current WCCES president dr Carlos Torres, of UCLA, as plenary speaker. Early in January I shall round up the two SACHES stalwarts, Jo-Anne Adams and prof Petro van Niekerk, to help me to commence with the planning of this conference. I shall keep you posted.

I also wish to alert you to two other international, high quality, not expensive Comparative Education conferences in planning for 2015, in which I am involved:

  • The bi-annual conference at the University of Crete will take place 27-30 May.
    For full details see website http://www.pedagogyofhappiness.com/ [2] You are also welcome to write to me should you require more information.
  • The conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society will take place 10-13 June, Sofia Bulgaria.
    For full details see website bces-conference.org
    You are also welcome to write to me shoud you require more information.

Finally I wish to wish all of you a happy festive season and rest, and a productive 2015. I shall be back soon in the new year.

Yours faithfully,
Prof. C.C. Wolhuter

 

Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society

The aims of the Society are to promote comparative, international and history of education and enhance the academic status of these fields; bring an understanding of comparative education to bear on the major educational problems confronting the region and to develop through the study of comparative and history of education an understanding of the major educational problems of the day by fostering co-operative research, discussion and teaching by persons from different parts of the world.

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