ERIC Number: EJ1072816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Partnering for Effective Educational Researching for Development
Onuka, Adams O. U.
African Higher Education Review, v5 p40-56 Feb 2012
That research is a veritable tool for rapid social and economic development is undoubtedly well known globally. That educational researching is fraught with multi-dimensional challenges cannot be over-stressed. That multi-disciplinary approach and public-private, public-public, private-private partnership in educational researching for better and more rapid developmental oriented research results can be taken as given. This paper, therefore, examined the role of partnering for effective educational-developmental oriented researching, highlighting its challenges, and how a collaborative or partnership in educational researching can assist in overcoming these challenges and thus facilitate rapid development of any economy in the world particular emphasis on the sub-region. The paper posits that collaboration in educational researching would engender effective, meaningful and applicable educational research findings that would lift up the quality of education in Nigeria with the concomitant social and economic development in and of Nigeria. It outlines some of the challenges as inadequate level of institutional collaboration and low level of public-private partnership with respect to educational researching, low level of motivation for educational research, low quality of educational researchers due to low level of their training. The paper concludes that collaboration (partnership) is needed in the areas of funding, designing/planning the research, adequate training, institutionalization of partnership in researching, and a concerted effort to encourage educational inter-disciplinary researching as well as the creation of educational research niche and trans-border educational partnership to engender effective educational researching for rapid social and economic development of West African sub-region.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Research, Research and Development, Barriers, Ethics, Research Administration, Research Utilization, Financial Support, Mentors, Research Skills, Role of Education, Knowledge Economy, Performance Factors, Change Strategies, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
University of North Texas. 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas 76203. Web site: https://www.coe.unt.edu/african-higher-education-review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria