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Understanding Research                                                                                          Go Back
We realized that researching education requires multi-dimensional work. We have participated in many discussions and debated about current trend of 'scientific social science research'.
There has also been a lot of emphasis on the need to do action research and that teachers must be involved in some work that helps them reflect on what they are doing and makes them think of mechanisms to better their classrooms. It also helps them understand children and their learning and provides them with the excitement of new knowledge.
In the last years, two strands of possible studies have been identified. One strand relates to the teachers working in their classes and exploring some questions related to the teaching-learning processes as well as its impact on learning. It also involves evaluating and examining some beliefs by collecting data that would throw some light on the statements.
The other strand is to collect data from the field regarding schools, teachers and the rest of the system. We feel that if the data is collected is of good quality it is possible to do a preliminary report and then have some independent researcher help us analyse the data to derive other conclusions. The data can stay with as for year to aid in further research and model building.

Examples of the researches we have taken up include

  • An empirical study of the appropriate use of nh?kZ bZ in texts of children.
  • Reflecting on the relationship between language ability and solving verbal problems in maths.
  • The attitude of teachers & students to homework & how students feel about it and what homework they like.
  • Children ability to deal with written instructions to do science experiments take observation and draw conclusions.
  • The impact of class library on children and their books they use most.

In the second strand empirical studies that are based on surveys including observation

  • Study of the functioning of the DIET the attitudes of the faculty and students.
  • The teaching learning process in schools in different subjects.
  • Attitude to computers and technology among teachers.
  • How the books are use in the classrooms?
  • The attitude of teachers to the SSA training.
  • The learning level of children in lower and primary.