ERIC Number: EJ1171447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Research Capacity and Dissemination among Academics in Tanzania: Examining Knowledge Production and the Perceived Binary of 'Local' and 'International' Journals
Thomas, Matthew A. M.
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v48 n2 p281-298 2018
This article explores two distinct strategies suggested by academics in Tanzania for publishing and disseminating their research amidst immense higher education expansion. It draws on Arjun Appadurai's notions of 'strong' and 'weak' internationalisation to analyse the perceived binary between 'international' and 'local' academic journals and their concomitant differences in status. In an attempt to examine critically how the status quo regarding knowledge production in higher education is maintained and reproduced, the article explores interactions between a Tanzanian academic and an educational researcher from the global North, including the ways in which research collaborations between academics from different contexts and material conditions in their institutions may both advance and inhibit professional development of academics and comparative education research, "writ large." The article concludes with a call for comparative education researchers to carefully consider the future of educational research in sub-Saharan Africa and the complexities of continued involvement in knowledge production processes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Publishing, Information Dissemination, Periodicals, College Faculty, Educational Researchers, Cooperation, Comparative Education, Capacity Building, Ethnography, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania
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