ERIC Number: ED368585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Educational Research in Developing Countries. Report of a Seminar Held at the Royal Academy of Sciences (Stockholm, Sweden, September 12-14, 1991).
Miron, Gary, Ed.; Sorensen, Karen, Ed.
This document results from a seminar held to initiate a dialogue on the ways and means of strengthening research capacity in developing countries. The seminar participants hoped to take stock of the economic and social changes that nations around the world have witnessed in this decade. These changes have engendered shifts in educational research priorities, in the ability of individuals and institutions to undertake educational research, and in the role that educational research is assigned by the state. Divided into two sections, the first section documents the proceedings of the seminar, including a summary of the discussions that followed the formal presentations, and the recommendations for further action on educational research issues. The second section of the book contains several of the papers submitted to the seminar. This sections provides an up-to-date, comprehensive picture of educational research in developing countries. The individual research papers include one on general background of educational research in developing countries. Two papers on Africa are included, "Educational Research Priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa" (Katherine Namuddu) and "Educational Research Networking: The ERNESA Experience" (Changu Mannathoko). Three papers deal with Asia, "Educational Research in Southeast Asia" (Arfah Aziz); "Educational Research in China: An Overview of the Current Situation" (Zhou Nanzhao); and "Challenging the North-South Paradigm: Educational Research in East Asia" (Cheng Kai-ming). The last part contains two papers, "Educational Research in Latin America: Notes on Trends, Challenges, and Needs" (Jacques Velloso) and "Educational Research in the Caribbean" (Faith Wiltshire; Lucy Steward). The volume includes two appendices: (1) the seminar agenda and (2) the list of participants and representatives. (DK)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Networks, Research Problems
International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of International Education.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: Africa; Caribbean; China; Latin America; UNESCO