The Journal of Education is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, open access publication of original research and writing on education. The focus of the Journal is on all levels, stages and processes of education (e.g. formal, informal, non-formal, early childhood, lifelong, schooling, adult education, vocational education and training, higher education).  

The Journal aims to publish articles which show high levels of theoretical insight and/or analytic empirical work, and gives preference to articles that demonstrate engagement on the key issues that face South African education. Issues internal to education rather than external forces impacting on education are given preference.

While it is intended that the journal will remain academic in nature, the readers are considered to be educational generalists and articles which are of interest to such readers will receive preference.

The Journal of Education is the periodical of the South African Education Research Association.

Journal of Education is an open access journal that makes scholarly articles available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The journal is intended to serve as a resource and readers are free to make copies of articles for non-profit research and teaching purposes

Back issues of the journal are downloadable in Adobe Acrobat format on this website at Issues from 2017 onwards are published on

The Journal is accredited by DHET and is indexed with SciELO SA.

Journal of Education will publish two general issues, and at least one special issue per year.

Online ISSN: 2520-9868 

Correspondence should be addressed to :

The Editor
Journal of Education
School of Education
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag X01
3209   South Africa

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