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SACHES Conference 2019 - Second Call for Papers

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Date: Tuesday, 29 to Thursday, 31 October 2019
Theme: “Comparative Education and Research to enhance quality, relevance and equity in Education”
Roof of Africa Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia.

Deadline for proposals: Monday 28 May 2018

Keynote speakers

Dr Stephen Taylor
Department of Basic Education, South African Government
Prof Amos Thapisa
New Era College of Arts, Science and Technology, Gaborone, Botswana

Deadline for proposals: Friday 30 August 2019

The theme of the conference is “Comparative Education and Research to enhance quality, relevance and equity in Education”. The intention is to generate debate amongst a broad range of education academics about issues of development and transformation in 21st century Africa, how this is captured within the global education agenda, and the implications for universities, schools, policymakers, education departments, NGOs and other „global south‟ contexts. Sub-themes include the following:

Sub-themes include the following:

  • Quality and equity for diverse learner populations in education
  • Relevance of teaching and learning in higher education / Curriculum Relevance and Employability
  • Bridging the gap between research findings and relevance for practitioners
  • Innovation in education to enhance quality and equity in teaching and learning
  • Lifelong learning as a cornerstone for learning for survival
  • Gender education
  • Education for all beyond 2015
  • Education for suitability / Cross-culture research
  • Rurality in higher education
  • Technology and ICT in higher education

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 organiser, Jo-Anne Koch. The deadline for proposals is 30 August 2019.

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. Consult the SACHES website:


Abstracts should be submitted electronically (by e-mail), in RTF/MSWord format as file attachments (not as part of the message) to the conference organiser at the following e-mail address:
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Any further queries can be addressed to: Jo-Anne Koch
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Tel: +27 84 929 0170

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 August 2019 13:35 )  

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