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SACHES Conference 2017 - Second Call for Papers

The theme of the conference is “Globalization in Education and Local Development”.

Date: Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 July 2017
Theme: Globalization in Education and Local Development
New Fairmount Hotel and Casino, Livingstone, Zambia

Deadline for proposals: Monday 13 March 2017

Keynote speakers

Prof Sichalwe Kasanda
University of Lusaka (UNILUS), Zambia

Prof Matthew AM Thomas
Sydney School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

Prof Steve Azaiki
President: ISCEST (International Society of Comparative Education, Science and Technology, Nigeria)

Prof Aslam Fataar
Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University – NRF B Rated Scholar
Former Editor-in-Chief: Southern African Review of Education (2009-2015)

The theme of the conference is “Globalization in Education and Local Development”. It is intended to attract a broad range of educational and academic stakeholders active in educational development in Africa and beyond – include university academics, policymakers, teacher educators, members of teachers unions, education departments, NGOs and other civil society structures.


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 2017, 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 Borovets Mountain and Ski Resort
  • The upcoming 2016 OCIES conference

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


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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