Modernizing the curriculum: the politics of technology education in South Africa

SOURCE: Technology education: international concepts and perspectives
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.J.Kahn, K.M.Mphahlele, J.D.Volmink
SOURCE EDITOR(S): G.Graube, M.J.Gyrenfurth, W.E.Theurkauf
KEYWORDS: COMPUTER STUDIES, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, TECHNOLOGY
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3048
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/7755
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7755

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Abstract

Over the last four decades the pace of technological change has occasioned the rapid introduction of new subjects into the school curriculum, notably computer science and technology. Both subjects are outgrowths of the new dominance that things electronic have come to assume on a global scale. This chapter tracks the politics surrounding the introduction of technology into the curriculum and locates this within the 1994 transition from apartheid to democracy.