ERIC Number: ED255995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Research in Latin America.
While educational research efforts have increased dramatically in Latin America in recent years, diffusion and application of the results remain severely restricted. In this chapter, national and international attention focused on educational research in Latin America from the 1950's to the present is reviewed; particular attention is paid to the development of information dissemination capabilities. The sources of funding for research, the increase in national conferences, and the extent of publication of research-related materials are considered. Comments follow on the influence of centralized national control on educational research and the use of research results. Research results are reported as having become politically important and affecting decisions that have potential socioeconomic impact. The chapter closes with observations on trends in government-sponsored and independent research, including increasing attempts at combining available research results with educated guesswork to develop broad theories applicable to aspects of education in which further research is needed. (PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Information Dissemination, International Cooperation, Research Utilization
Not available separately; see EA 017 423.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latin America; Research Trends
Note: In: Research, Policy and Practice. World Yearbook of Education 1985. New York, Nichols Publishing Company, 1985. p125-35, (EA 017 423).