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ERIC Number: EJ1112818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Trends and Challenges in Nigerian Extension Education and Research
Gombe, Sani Yakubu; Bin Suandi, Turiman; Ismail, Ismi Arif; Omar, Zohara
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n22 p82-89 2016
Research in extension education is a serious and challenging task facing Nigeria today because of new trends that keeps on emerging continuously. This paper seeks to examine some of the common research techniques used in extension education and describe their applicability and workability in helping people to help themselves. Most of the researches in this area are more theoretical than the practical nature of the actual extension practice. The general aim of the paper is to identify the emerging trends and how these trends pose additional challenges to extension research and practice. Two major research approaches, Participatory Action Research in Extension (PARE) and Community Based Research (CBR) were found to be encouraging community members to make good decisions on what they feel is better for their lives. This implies that the methods are very useful, relevant and can considerably increase the community effectiveness with enduring by the researchers' to employ them despite their long-time requirements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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