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ERIC Number: EJ764146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
Collaborative Partnerships and the Transformation of Secondary Education through ICTs in South Africa
Evoh, Chijioke J.
Educational Media International, v44 n2 p81-98 Jun 2007
The focus of this study is on lessons learned by collaborative partnerships that use ICTs to expand access to and improve the quality of secondary education in South Africa. Secondary education is the most strategic, and unfortunately the least developed education sector in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Empirical studies show that, in addition to traditional solutions, ICTs may be the most feasible and economically sound means of expanding access to and improving the quality of secondary education and for achieving the goals of "Education for All" in Africa. However, due to resource constraints, governments in the region cannot successfully integrate ICTs in secondary education on their own. Hence, there is the need for strategic collaboration between the government, the private sector and the civil society. This study draws from the experience of two collaborative partnerships that use ICT to promote secondary education in South Africa, namely: the Mindset Network Organization and the Khanya Education Technology Project. The objective is to use these cases to understand how collaborative partnerships implement ICT in education policy for the benefit of secondary education, and how to sustain such partnerships. The case studies were used to develop sustainability models of partnerships for ICT in secondary education within the context of developing countries in SSA. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; South Africa