ISSN 0259-479X printed version
ISSN 2520-9868 online version



Basic information

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 of Education 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.

The Journal was established in 1969 by the Faculty of Education at the then–University of Natal. In 2014, it became the official journal of the South African Education Research Association (SAERA) and is published by the University of KwaZulu–Natal.

The types of articles published in the Journal include Research Articles, Book Reviews and Editorials.

The primary publication language for articles, abstracts and keywords is English.

The Journal is published at least twice per annum (general issues) in June and December, and usually also publishes one or two Special Issues each year.

The Abbreviated key title to be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references is J. educ. (Univ. KwaZulu-natal).



Journal of Education is an open access journal that makes scholarly articles available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License. This licence allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article as long as

  • the author is attributed,
  • the article is not used for commercial purposes,
  • and the work is not modified or adapted in any way (i.e. the resource has to be used ‘as is’).

Authors retain copyright of their work, with first non–exclusive publication rights granted to Journal of Education. Authors agree that any subsequent publication of the article will credit the Journal as the site of first publication and provide a link to the Journal website.



The Journal is sponsored by the South African Education Research Association.


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