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SACHES Conference 2015 - First Call for Papers

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

Deadline for proposals: Monday 3 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


The theme of the conference is “The Shift from access to quality education in post-2015 development agendas”. 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.The SAERA 2015 conference follows the SACHES conference from 27 to 30 October 2015 which is also taking place at the Bloemfontein Campus, University of the Free State, making it possible for delegates to attend two consecutive education conferences in the Free State.

The format of the conference will include full length papers, panel discussions, symposia, round table discussions and poster presentations. Abstracts of papers (max. 350 words) must be submitted to the conference organizer, Jo-Anne Adams. The deadline for proposals is 3 August 2015.

Local and international scholars and agencies in the field of Comparative, International, Development Education, History and Sociology of Education are invited to attend and participate in sub-themes which will include, inter alia, education and economic austerity, development agencies, language of teaching and learning, teacher education policy and practice.





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