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Title:Problems of conducting educational research in Zambia
Author:Kasanda, Choshi D.ISNI
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zambia
Central Africa
Subjects:educational research
Abstract:This study identifies factors hindering educational research and the dissemination of research findings in Zambia. Questionnaires were sent to 18 potential respondents, and were completed and returned by seven. These respondents were all associated with education, either as subject inspectors in the Ministry of General Education, Youth and Sport, and the Ministry of Higher Education, or as lecturers at the University of Zambia. The following factors were identified as factors hindering educational research activities in Zambia: lack of research funds, lack of publishing houses, ignorance of the uses of research results by the majority of individuals in the country, unwilling or unhelpful respondents, lack of transport and lack of research skills by the majority of professionals with first degrees. The following suggestions were made as possible solutions to the problems identified: more funds should be allocated for research purposes; more publishing houses should be set up; authorities should be supportive of research efforts; the value of research should be publicized; and school-based transport pools for research activities should be created. Bibliogr., notes, sum.