On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) launched its Research Repository and Agenda at the Manhattan Hotel. The launch was hosted by the Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation directorate. The day offered a platform for different stakeholders in the education sector to explore the available research work undertaken by the DBE while providing them the opportunity to contribute to future research. The repository contains sector-specific research that has been commissioned and conducted within the DBE. There are 120 reports that have been categorised into 12 themes, dating from 1996 to 2019.
In order to guide and coordinate research undertaken in the basic education sector, the DBE has drafted a research agenda for the medium-term period 2019 – 2023. The agenda sets out the main research questions which are priorities for the Department, and the sector as a whole for the next five years. Following a similar consultative process, the research agenda will be updated on a bi-annual basis. The agenda provides thematic areas, the main and sub-research questions as well as examples of DBE studies on the same. The agenda will be updated annually. The presentations and an internal DBE article can be seen in the links below.
Materials from the event
- Articles, Programme and Reports
- Presentations from the workshop