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ERIC Number: EJ1071374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
E-Social Astuteness Skills for ICT-Supported Equitable Prosperity and a Capable Developmental State in South Africa
Mitrovic, Zoran; Taylor, Wallace; Sharif, Mymoena; Claassen, Walter; Wesso, Harold
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v9 n3 p103-123 2013
Over 350 national and international delegates at the 2nd e-Skills Summit and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Global ICT Forum on Human Capital Development have agreed that the e-skilling agenda in South Africa is making a "profound difference" but still not sufficient to build a capable developmental state. The delegates suggested that for positive impact in addressing inequality, poverty and joblessness--a new approach to e-skilling was needed. It was generally agreed that some "soft" skills were needed to help people successfully apply e-skills to benefit their everyday life. These skills were identified as "e-astuteness" and "e-social astuteness". The objective of this study is to provide the conceptual clarity of these two terms, i.e. the general aim of this study is a theory building around these two concepts. The findings of this study confirmed that concepts of e-astuteness and e-social astuteness, together with e-skills, can be useful in addressing the South Africa's major developmental agenda as articulated in the national developmental strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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