Information and communication technologies in South African secondary schools

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.J.Howie, A.Muller, A.Paterson
KEYWORDS: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOLS, SECONDARY EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/information-and-communication-technologies
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2555
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/8062

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Abstract

It is widely acknowledged that students need access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) while they are at school to equip them with knowledge and skills to succeed in further study and in the labour market. The Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES) is an international survey that aims to evaluate the status of ICT education in schools across 26 countries. This study presents the data collected in South Africa for Phase 1 of the SITES study and analyses the South African results in the context of data from other participating countries. The focus in Phase 1 is on evaluating the status of current ICT infrastructure, connectivity, curriculum, timetable allocations, etc. and to a lesser extent on classroom practice.