ERIC Number: EJ725022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Building Education Research Capacity in Developing Countries: Some Fundamental Issues
Puryear, Jeffrey M.
Peabody Journal of Education, v80 n1 p93-99 2005
This article addresses how to develop education research capacity in developing countries, using Chile's experience as a case study. Education research capacity is defined as a productive, modern, diverse, and self-reproducing professional community conducting research at internationally acceptable levels of quality. I argue that 3 general conditions are necessary to develop such capacity: (a) the existence of a modern social science-principally, the disciplines of economics, sociology, and psychology; (b) a deliberate, intensive, and sustained effort involving committed leaders and such specific inputs as graduate training abroad, funds to carry out research, international exchange, publications, and travel; and (c) agile and relatively autonomous institutions principally based outside of government and, therefore, free to concentrate on science rather than responding to politics. I conclude that the task is large, requiring substantial investments over 1 decade or more.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Educational Research, Developing Nations, Resource Allocation, Case Studies, Educational Finance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Chile