ERIC Number: EJ724015
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Publication Date: 2005-Nov
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The ''Complex Reality'' of Research Capacity Development in Mathematics Education in Southern African Development Community Countries
Julie, Cyril; Mikalsen, Oyvind; Persens, Jan
International Journal of Educational Development, v25 n6 p591-601 Nov 2005
This paper explores how an aid-funded Ph.D.-programme in mathematics education instituted in some Southern African Development Community countries measures up to issues related to research capacity development projects. The research capacity development programme is described and reflected against mutual benefit, relevance, sustainability and prioritization of the location of project funding expenditure--some of the constructs in the discourse on research capacity development initiatives. It is found that the benefits of the programme are indeed mutual; the outcomes regarding relevance and sustainability are more uncertain and the location of expenditure of the funding is not overtly in favour of the donor country.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Outcomes of Education, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Educational Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa