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ERIC Number: EJ1402477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
EISSN: EISSN-1916-0666
Co-Operative Inquiry: A Research Policy Method for Secondary Education in Nigeria
Olayiwola, Shina
McGill Journal of Education, v57 n2 p180-194 2022
This article examines the level of research involvement among educational stakeholders in the process of educational policy-making and implementation in Nigeria. It attributes the transformational challenges confronting the secondary school system in Nigeria to the epistemological question: "What is the relationship between the knower or would-be knower and what can be known?" This is premised on the idea that the research process that led to the 6-3-3-4, or the "new" 9-3-4 system of education from the 6-5-2-3 system of education, did not involve the participants as co-researchers and co-subjects in their relationship. This article argues for co-operative inquiry as an alternative participatory, action research method for ameliorating these transformational challenges in the Nigerian secondary school system.
McGill Journal of Education. McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246; Fax: 514-398-4529; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A