ERIC Number: ED217061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Educational Research in the English-Speaking Caribbean.
Miller, Errol L.
The English-speaking Caribbean are those states that were formerly British Colonies. The institutionalization of educational research in this area has evolved over the past thirty years. The settings for research institutions have been the university, government ministry of education, and private enterprise. The research findings have been used for legitimization of policy changes; justification of educational expenditures; ensuring quality; and action as a problem solving device. Most of the research has conformed to the traditional mode of thought and has been imitative, rather than inventive. A meeting of researchers in the Caribbean was held in Barbados in 1981. As a result, the group decided on the necessity for linkages to be established between researchers across several disciplines. Biennial conferences of educational researchers rotating among countries was suggested. An agency was needed to oversee the institutionalization of educational research in the region. A proposal was made for universities of the region to discuss regional loans for research with governments. Establishment of a Caribbean Educational Review and Advisory Group was proposed as the most effective means of drawing together educational researchers to give direction, guidance, and inspiration to the development of educational research in the region. (DWH)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Caribbean; English Speaking