The “complex reality” of research capacity development in mathematics education in Southern African development community countries
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 25, Number 6 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper explores how an aid-funded Ph.D.-programme in mathematics education instituted in some Southern African Development Community countries measures up to issues related to research capacity development projects. The research capacity development programme is described and reflected against mutual benefit, relevance, sustainability and prioritization of the location of project funding expenditure—some of the constructs in the discourse on research capacity development initiatives. It is found that the benefits of the programme are indeed mutual; the outcomes regarding relevance and sustainability are more uncertain and the location of expenditure of the funding is not overtly in favour of the donor country.
Julie, C., Mikalsen, O. & Persens, J. The “complex reality” of research capacity development in mathematics education in Southern African development community countries. International Journal of Educational Development, 25(6), 591-601. Elsevier Ltd.