ERIC Number: ED093849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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African Education Research. Part One: Issues and Patterns.
Bigelow, Ross Edgar
This study of 416 African Education Research (AER) projects was conducted to: (a) provide information on current studies by Africans on African education; (b) provide a framework for critical analysis of research based on a classification of the issues; and (c) provide a listing and discussion of continuing research resources which would aid periodic documentation of African education research. The leading issues researched in African education were found to be (in ranked order) student evaluation, communications, political education and social policies, teaching, administration and education, education and economic development, and access to education. Among the conclusions drawn from the study are that (a) an issue-oriented classification of research simplifies prioritization of research efforts because of its functional relationship to policy making; (b) both problem- and solution-oriented research is necessary, and it is the educational administrator who should decide priorities for solution-oriented research and take responsibility for its undertaking, while the academician researches problems; and (c) similarities of the patterns of the issues from country to country in Africa suggest that the problems of educational development are roughly equivalent throughout. (Part two of the study is the actual classification and indexing of the 416 projects, and part three is a listing of information resources for persons who are interested in African education.) (Author/HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
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Identifiers - Location: Africa