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ERIC Number: EJ882249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Creating Research Culture in Caribbean Universities
Lewis, Theodore; Simmons, Lynette
International Journal of Educational Development, v30 n4 p337-344 Jul 2010
Recent expansion of tertiary education in the Caribbean via the creation of two new universities invites reflection on what impedes the creation of research culture, and what enables it. We contend that research culture in the Caribbean comes up against the strictures of post-colonial dependence, university education in the region being largely a one-way traffic of ideas from metropolitan centers to island peripheries. To offset this, we call for change both in the external environments in which the universities are set, and their internal environments, within which the ethos of inquiry must become commonplace. Demand for research knowledge has to be cultivated throughout the Caribbean. Accordingly, we call for collaborative approaches between university communities and the various publics they serve, to find and solve problems that can lead to the improvement of well being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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