The Journal of Education is an interdisciplinary publication of original research and writing on education. The journal aims to provide a forum for scholarly understanding of the field of education. A general focus of the journal is on curriculum. Curriculum is understood in a wide and interdisciplinary sense, encompassing curriculum theory, history, policy and development at all levels of the education system (e.g. schooling, adult education and training, higher education). Contributions that span the divide between theory and practice are particularly welcome. Although principally concerned with the social sciences, the journal encourages contributions from a wider field.

The Journal of Education is the official periodical of the South African Education Research Association ( and published by the School of Education of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The journal has an international editorial board. Its serial number is ISSN 0259-479X.

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. Potential contributors are asked to ensure that submissions conform to the guidelines outlined in the Note to Contributors.

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The journal is intended to serve as a resource and readers are free to make a limited number of copies of articles for non-profit research and teaching purposes.

Correspondence should be addressed to :

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

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