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South Africa Education Conference
Start Date: Aug 23, 2013
End Date: Aug 24, 2013
Venue: University of Free State- Bloemfontein Campus
Description: Professor Jonathan Jansen will be hosting this year's Education Management Association of South Africa (EMASA) conference at the University of the Free State.

The conference theme is 'cradle to career' and will be showcasing research and projects that are having a positive impact on education in South Africa.

There are wonderful educators, programmes and projects all over our country that should be affirmed. EMASA (Education Management Association of SA) in partnership with University of the Free State will be showcasing these projects with the generous support of our sponsors namely; Old Mutual, The Saville Foundation, Zenex Foundation and New Leaders Foundation. Our key partners include Bridge, Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance, Argo and the Centre of Education Innovation.

EMASA was established in 1997 and has an exclusive focus on education management in the country. The main aim of EMASA is to expose Education management in the country to emerging international and national trends in education.

The Theme of EMASA’s 14th Annual Conference (with a difference) in partnership with the University of the Free State is ‘Education From Cradle to Career’ in Bloemfontein on 23-24 August 2013.

In light of the many challenges in education we realised the need to influence education so that we ensure better learner outcomes and career prospects by holding the hand of a child from Cradle to Career. In order to influence transformation and contribute to spreading excellence, this years’ conference, is designed to identify and showcase the projects working to transform education for children at all levels across the country.

This is Conference with a difference:
• Where we identify and showcase numerous initiatives transforming education in pockets all over the country through the stages of a child’s life from cradle to career;
• It will serve as a platform for replicating, adapting and scaling these projects, and programmes so that they can impact, improve and transform our education system;
• These projects will be presented in an interesting, concise and thematic programme; and
• ‘A How to Replicate’ publication will be initiated and published to support the roll out of these projects/publications across our country.
Various projects will be presented under the following themes:
• Ensure that learners will be prepared from the cradle to pre-school: where the emphasis will be on developing a loving home, nurturing, safe and stimulating environment, quality early childhood development;
• Ensure that learners are supported inside and outside primary and high school where we meet or exceed academic standards in reading, writing and math, participation in extra-curricular activities, experience adult support, reduce factors that inhibit academic success; etc.
• Ensure that learners succeed academically/vocationally – where learners graduate from high school on time; unlock intrinsic motivation, stimulating learning and teaching environment so that they are prepared for a fulfilling career; and
• Ensure that learners engage in post-school education or training i.e. readiness for post-secondary school education or training, enrolment into college or training programme linked to their strengths/aptitudes/interests/passion, etc.
Enquiries: E-mail: camilla@bridge.org.za or eugene@newleaders.co.za

For more about the EMESA Conference, refer to www.emasa.co.za.
Website: http://www.emasa.co.za.
Created By: CPSI
Organizers: Education Management Association of South Africa
Participation Requirements: Open

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