n Education as Change - 'Lost in Translation'? Researching Education in Africa

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-3206
  • E-ISSN: 1947-9417
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In one sense, researching education in Africa is not unlike pursuing research in any other context: the intellectual demands of generating powerful questions, the problems of adequate sampling frames, the challenge of dealing with large data sets, and the inevitable lack of time and resources, define what is common in the enterprise of (educational) research everywhere. Yet it is undeniable that there are powerful political, theoretical, methodological, procedural and logistical problems that create very different contexts for the conduct of research in third world settings generally, and in Africa in particular.

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