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NORTH-SOUTH COLLABORATION IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH: REFLECTIONS ON INDIAN EXPERIENCE Archana Choksi and Caroline Dyer

This chapter explores the practice of collaborative educational research be-

tween the north and south-in this case Britain and India. We discuss two

studies in India, both sited in the state of Gujarat (Figure 11:1): the first on

the implementation of a policy innovation in primary education; the second

on a literacy project with nomads. Through these personal reflections on

qualitative research from the field, we draw out a number of issues that are

of methodological as well as cultural significance. We hope this analysis will

be of interest to those already involved in or considering north-south col-

laborative work, and to those with a particular interest in India.