South African Journal of Childhood Education

The South African Journal of Childhood Education (SAJCE) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides 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.

Special thematic collections are published online when ready and printed in a separate compilation. An annual volume does not consist of separate issues.

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