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Educational Research for Social Change is an international peer-reviewed journal established in 2012. The idea of educational research having the potential of being transformative - through its work with communities and through various participatory research approaches - is something that is still very new in many educational research circles. This journal therefore aims to play a critical role in confirming the importance of educational research as social change,  contributing to the theorising thereof,  and the dissemination of current research to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience of scholars and practitioners in the field of education.

ERSC publishes scientific articles such as original conceptual papers and qualitative empirical research which draws on interpretive and transformative paradigms and participatory methodologies and methods, which have a change agenda, and which is seen as critical in contributing to transformation in education. It also publishes book reviews and conference and project reports which are relevant to the scope of the journal.  Each publication should clearly demonstrate its relevance to social change.


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[Worldcat: OCLC number 871355834]

The  journal is financially supported by the Faculty of Education, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

The publication of the journal is made possible through processing fees of R3 500 per article for 2018 and R4 000 from 2019 per article.



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