This is an open invitation from the South African Journal of Childhood Education to submit research towards this publication.
The South African Journal of Childhood Education (SAJCE) is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the dissemination of research in childhood learning and development and the care and education of children from birth to 12 years. The journal is interdisciplinary in scope and seeks to stimulate the exchange of ideas in a variety of subjects, contexts and issues in childhood education and childcare. The editors welcome articles showing evidence of robust empirical research that is also theoretically strong.
SAJCE aims to be a scholarly forum in a specialised field that has long been neglected in the South African and regional educational research community. The journal is open to a range of research genres and designs. The choice of studies includes statistical research on young children’s learning and development, large scale surveys of learning environments, evaluation studies of teaching practice and school management, as well as ethnographic and case studies of individuals and groups of children or their teachers and care providers. The journal has relevance to policy-makers, researchers, classroom teachers, school managers and teacher educators in childhood education and care. The following are topical areas:
- Numeracy and mathematics learning and pedagogy
- Children’s development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts
- Language and literacy learning and its pedagogy
- Childhood play and children’s ‘design thinking’
- Care and education for vulnerable children
- Teacher education and development for primary school and early childhood development (ECD)
Submissions in English (full article) will be considered for publication.
The journal publishes at least one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. Learn more about the journal copyright, licensing and publishing rights.
The journal has a double-blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor-in-Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor. Read our full peer review process.
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered for peer review. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at https://bit.ly/2DDfiIn before submission. For more details on the editorial procedures, go to https://bit.ly/2BY88hF. All submissions will be submitted to a rigorous double-blind peer review process.