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.