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12th EMASA International Conference (2011)

Education Management Association of South Africa
(An affiliate of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management-CCEAM)


12th EMASA International Conference (2011)

11-13 March 2011
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Bellville Campus
THEME: Managing Shifting Sands:
A Challenge and/or opportunity for Education Leadership and Management?


Sub Themes

  • School Curriculum shifts and implications for leadership and management
  • Managing Change
  • Leading and Managing Teacher Development
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Turning around Dysfunctional Schools and other institutions
  • Moral/Ethical Leadership

Types of papers

The following forms of presentation are welcome:

  • Paper (maximum 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion)
  • Panel Discussion (maximum 40 minutes followed by 15 minutes discussion)
  • Poster (maximum 30 minutes)


Please send an abstract of not more than 300 words to the following address: celestc@mgsl.co.za

  • The deadline for receiving abstracts is 31 January 2011.
  • Responses to abstracts can be expected a week after receipt starting from 15 December 2010


Selected papers will be published in the EMASA JOURNAL: South African Journal of Education Leadership and Management

Keynote Speakers

  • Emeritus Professor Frank Crowther
    (University of Southern Queensland, Australia; President: Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management [CCEAM] as from January 2011)
  • Dr Freddy James
    (The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Trinidad; President: The Trinidad and Tobago Educational Leadership Administration and Management Society [TELMAS] an Affiliate of the Comonwealth Council of Educational Administration and Management [CCEAM])
  • Ms Linda Vilakazi Tselane
    (CEO of Bridge)

Conference Fee

R2000.00 (Including conference pack; two lunches and teas)

Conference Dinner


Deadline for payment

31 January 2011


Guests arrange for their own accommodation in the city of Cape Town. Suggested hotels/ guesthouses can be found on the website: www.emasa.co.za


Conference Registration

The conference registration form can be downloaded here


EMASA 2009 Conference

11th EMASA International Conference (2009)
7 - 9 August 2009

University of Pretoria (Groenkloof Campus)
City of Pretoria, South Africa


Education Administration, Management and Leadership: Are we failing Education?


Keynote Speakers

Prof Jonathan Jansen (Honorary Professor of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand and Scholar-in-Residence at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg, South Africa, recent Fulbright Scholar to Stanford University (2007-2008), former Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria (2001-2007), Honorary Doctor of Education from the University of Edinburgh and recently appointed Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State)
Ms Jenny Lewis (immediate past president and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), current Chief Executive Officer of ACEL)  
Ms Zandile Mbeje (current President of CCEAM, past president of the Education Management Association of South Africa (EMASA) and Executive Director of the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance (MGSLG)  
The Ministry of Education - awaiting reply from the Ministers or delegate  


Who should attend?

Academics, practitioners, officials of education departments at national, provincial and district levels, principals, educators and trade union members, members from the NGO sector, and Honours, Masters and Doctoral students and members of political parties are invited to attend.


Conference Fees

EMASA Members: R1800 (This includes your membership fee of R300 for 2009) (R1900 after 15 July)
Non-EMASA members: R1800 (R1900 after 15 July)
Students (presenting papers): R1200 (R1300 after 15 July)
Students (not presenting papers) [only unemployed students qualify for this discount]: R1400 (R1500 after 15 July)
  • Fee includes: Tea/coffee on Friday with registration, tea/coffee during conference breaks, lunch (Saturday and Sunday).



Ms Xandra de Fortier
Conference Organiser
Mobile: 082 322 5971
E-mail alexdf@mweb.co.za
Ms Anusha Naidu
Secretary: EMASA
Tel: 011 830 2200
E-mail: AnushaN@mgslg.co.za