ERIC Number: ED238865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Educational Research Environments in the Developing World.
Shaeffer, Sheldon, Ed.; Nkinyangi, John A., Ed.
In much of the developing world, research environments are in many ways the same--burdened by the same weight of colonial dependency, underfinanced, and with products undervalued and underutilized. The primary purpose of this book is to analyze such environments for the sake of assessing whether and how they might be changed to enhance national capacity to carry out educational research. It is noted that the effective generation, conduct, evaluation, and use of different kinds of research within a given society is dependent upon the presence of an appropriate combination of individual skills and structural relationships embedded within a tolerant, supportive climate. The book contains the following papers: (1) "Strengthening Education Research Capacity: The Colombian Case, 1960-81" (Clemencia Chiappe and Robert Myers); (2) "Analysis of Educational Research Capacity in Mexico: Guidelines for Its Development" (Jose Luis Quintero Hernandez, Carmen Tamez Munoz, Patricia Medina Pegram, and Ana Maria Garza Villarreal); (3) "Research Environment in the English-Speaking Caribbean" (Errol L. Miller); (4) "Research Environment Study: Thailand" (Patya Saihoo, Supang Chantavanich, and Utumporn Thongutai); (5) "Analysis of Educational Research Capacity in Jordan" (Farid Abu Zeineh and Derar Jaradat); (6) "Educational Research Environment in Kenya" (David Court); (7) "Who Conducts Research in Kenya?" (John A. Nkinyangi); (8) "Educational Research Capacity and Environment in Uganda: 1970-81" (Catherine Namuddu); and (9) "Problems Hampering the Development of Educational Research Capacity in Mali and Senegal" (Miala Diambomba). (JD)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Organizational Climate, Program Effectiveness, Research and Development Centers, Research Opportunities, Social Action, Work Environment
International Development Research Centre, P. O. Box 8500, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 3H9.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Caribbean; Colombia; Jordan; Kenya; Mali; Mexico; Senegal; Thailand; Uganda
Note: Spanish and French editions are also available.