Broad Areas of Educational Research
Broad Areas of Educational Research

Broad Areas of Educational Research

Lead Author(s): Dr. Rafeedalie

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In this assignment, students will be asked to understand the different areas of educational research and verify a particular area with respect to its broad field.

Broad Areas of Educational Research


Reading this Topic, the student will able to

  • 1. Understand the different areas of educational research
  • 2. Verify the particular area with respect to its broad field

​Education is a broad subject, which is integrated by various related discipline. Hence its areas of study are also broad. Hence it is not convenient to author to illustrate entire broad area of educational research in this chapter. Therefore some important areas of educational research have been discussed under where a researcher can explore his problem for the study.

1. Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • a. Schools of philosophy,
  • b. Philosophy and Curriculum
  • c. Philosophers and their contributions to education

2. Sociology of Education

  • a. Universalisation of education
  • b. Social equity and equality in education
  • c. Educational backwardness, reasons and solutions

3. Social mobility and education
4. Educational Psychology
5. Learner and learning

  • a. Personality
  • b. Multiple Intelligence
  • c. Motivation, Interest, Aptitude, Attitude,
  • d. Learning Styles, Learning strategies
  • e. Educational, adjustment problems of different levels of education
  • f. Truancy, Juvenile delinquent, Special Education
  • g. Behaviourism, Constructivism, Problem posed Learning

6. Teacher and classroom

  • a. Teacher Personality, Attitude, teacher morale, Satisfaction,
  • b. Professional Development, professional ethics, Teacher welfare
  • c. Teaching strategies, effective teaching, classroom management, classroom climate

7. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • a. ICT enabled classroom and teaching
  • b. Teachers’ awareness and use
  • c. Students’ awareness and use
  • d. Infrastructural facilities
  • e. E resources
  • f. Digital text book
  • g. Online learning
  • h. Virtual classrooms
  • i. Social media and education

8. Guidance and Counselling

  • a. Identifying need for Educational guidance
  • b. Identifying need for career guidance
  • c. Agencies, funds and impact of Educational guidance as well as career guidance
  • programmes

9. Teacher Education

  • a. In service and pre service teacher education programme
  • b. Teacher education curriculum
  • c. Quality of Teacher education programme
  • d. Teacher education-comparative study with world standard countries

10. Educational Planning and Administration

  • a. Leadership styles, behaviour and Qualities
  • b. Institutional climate, institutional planning
  • c. Participatory approach in administration
  • d. Decision making skills of administrators and supervisors

11. Research in education

  • a. Recent trends in educational research
  • b. Quality verses quantity issues
  • c. Research skills of research scholars
  • d. Interdisciplinary research
  • e. Research ethics
  • f. Problem concern with official procedures, exploitation
  • g. Plagiarism

12. Economics of Education

  • a. Privatisation of education
  • b. Trends of Budget allocation for education
  • c. Demand supply analysis of education
  • d. Education as Human capital

Besides above issue related to the following areas can be undergone for the educational

  • 1. Evaluation and Measurement
  • 2. Elementary education
  • 3. Secondary education
  • 4. Higher education
  • 5. Professional education,
  • 6. Vocational education
  • 7. Adult education
  • 8. Distance education
  • 9. Value education
  • 10. Health education
  • 11. Peace education
  • 12. Human right education
  • 13. Legal literacy
  • 14. Consumer education
  • 15. Minority education
  • 16. Women education
  • 17. Inclusive education
  • 18. Students’ activism
  • 19. Language education
  • 20. Models of teaching
  • 21. Social commitment of teachers
  • 22. Educational policies and projects



List any five broad areas of educational research


Discuss the various broad areas of educational research with sub areas


Assistant Professor
 MANUU, CTE, Srinagar