ERIC Number: ED328482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Rationales and Futures for Computers in African Schools and Universities. CITE Report No. 100.
Organized in three parts, this paper examines rationales for introducing computers into schools and universities in African countries and compares these rationales with those being advanced in industrial countries. Part 1 asks whether developing countries in Africa need computers and why, and supplies some answers. Part 2 looks critically and in detail at the main rationales for putting computers in schools. Lastly, part 3 looks at the experiences of four African countries: Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. This review leads to two questions: what should happen next regarding computers in African schools and universities and what is going to happen next? A 50-item reference list is included. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
Note: Paper presented at the Workshop on Computers in Education (Kwaluseni, Swaziland, December 10-14, 1989). For related documents, see SO 021 064-067.