ACTION RESEARCH PROMOTION OF ACCESS QUALITY AND EQUITY IN EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (Published)
The quest for Action Research is not a new phenomenon in Africa. Examination of the works and documented speeches of the founding fathers of independent Africa reveal that the desire for this type of research has always been there. These African leaders identified three main obstacles to development in Africa namely, ignorance, diseases and poverty. Although these were huge problems, education was thought to be the best means of managing them. This could only be possible when there was access, quality and equity in education. These are specific issues that must be efficiently invested in if the appropriate solutions to the stated problems are to be provided. The most appropriate solution is the action research which focuses on dealing with specific established issue that requires urgent attention. This paper discusses how Action Research can facilitate access, quality and equity in education to serve as software in development in Africa.