Three new NRF ratings in the Faculty

Posted on April 04, 2011

The latest statistics from the NRF have indicated that the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria has the highest number of rated researchers of faculties of Education in the country. 

Professor Kobus Maree has authored and co-authored more than 70 books and book chapters, more than 110 articles and he has been invited as keynote speaker at international conferences across the globe. His research in the fields of career counselling, Mathematics education and emotional intelligence has impacted on the lives of many – because he always considers the effects of socioeconomic contextual factors. While Professor Maree has long enjoyed national recognition for the exceptional quality of his work, this rating now pays testimony to international acknowledgment of his sterling work as well. Professor Maree’s commitment to academic work spans more than three decades. Our Faculty certainly is fortunate that he is making us his professional home. 

The various experiences of same-gendered families, specifically lesbian families, have been the ongoing focus of the research of Dr Carien Lubbe-De Beer of the Department of Educational Psychology. By continuously exploring the field of same-gendered families, Dr Lubbe-De Beer is not only contributing to the theoretical knowledge base of lesbian and gay psychology, as well as family research, but also to the field of Educational Psychology, as diverse family forms continuously inform current and generally accepted family and parenting theories.  

Professor Sarah Howie has received the rating for her exceptional work as an educational researcher!  Professsor Howie's work with the superb team at Centre for Evaluation and Assessment enjoys international recognition and it informs decisions about education in South Africa every year.


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