Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2020, Vol. 11(4) 16-31
pp. 16 - 31 | Manu. Number: ijrte.2020.008
Published online: December 29, 2020 | Number of Views: 12 | Number of Download: 35
The purpose of the study was to identify the extent of staff involvement in research, to underline the nature of communication among the existing staff through research (academic and administrative), and mark the extent to which research serves the transformative vision vested in the Ethiopian universities, in line with the higher education proclamation 650/2009. A descriptive survey design was used in the research since the study focused on status analysis regarding research productivity. For the materialization of the research, data were collected from teachers and top administrative officials who were concerned with research matters. The findings denoted that, though the staff had enormous research skills and considerably long years of services, they did not produce research owing, largely, to lack of initiative at institutional level, heavy task-load to some extent, and lack of good incentives and initiation to the most. The research is expected to be significant for teachers and students in higher educational institutions in Ethiopia as it embarks upon the productivity of research as a innovative means. It also marks the way research resources must be utilized other than the ceremonial undertaking most institutions hold. So, it underlines the concern behind use of research resources to come up with fertile findings which an bring about workable achievements.
Keywords: Personal, Institutional, Determinants, Research Productivity, Higher Education
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