Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries

IFIP TC3 WG3.1, 3.4 & 3.5 Working Conference on Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries 19–25 August 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe


ISBN: 978-1-4757-4708-9 (Print) 978-0-387-35195-7 (Online)

Table of contents (39 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Introduction

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-11


  3. National Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13

    2. Chapter

      Pages 15-25

      Nordic cooperation on Communication and Information Technologies and didactics in education

    3. Chapter

      Pages 27-38

      Building resource capacity for IT education and training in schools — the case of Botswana

    4. Chapter

      Pages 39-47

      Computer education and human capacity building for Information Technology in Namibia

    5. Chapter

      Pages 49-56

      Schools with SPIRIT — capacity building in The Netherlands

    6. Chapter

      Pages 57-66

      Information Technology in Norwegian education — consistency of strategic initiatives for implementing IT in primary education

    7. Chapter

      Pages 67-74

      Development of Information Technology in Hong Kong education over the past decade

    8. Chapter

      Pages 75-80

      Fighting a lone battle for Computer Education in Nepal

  4. Building Skills in the National Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

    2. Chapter

      Pages 83-89

      Bridging the skills gap in Zimbabwe

    3. Chapter

      Pages 91-100

      Information Technology education and training initiatives — the Nigerian experience.

    4. Chapter

      Pages 101-107

      Using applications programs in a university to build human capacity for Information Technology

  5. Targetted Projects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 109-109

    2. Chapter

      Pages 111-117

      Infrastructure issues for implementation of portable computer use in schools

    3. Chapter

      Pages 119-125

      Capacity building with a difference

    4. Chapter

      Pages 127-135

      Principals, Information Technology and leadership: coping with professional development despite isolation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 137-141

      ‘Communicate and Learn’ — a collaborative project

    6. Chapter

      Pages 143-152

      The effect of network technology on education

  6. Classroom-based Initiatives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 153-153

    2. Chapter

      Pages 155-162

      Technology and young children — new strategies to prevent illiteracy and create better chances of success for all

    3. Chapter

      Pages 163-171

      Designing Logo-based microworlds for effective learning — a road to improving teacher education

  7. Research for IT-based Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

    2. Chapter

      Pages 175-184

      The needs and challenges of Information Systems education — the case of Nigerian Universities

    3. Chapter

      Pages 185-192

      Blame the technocentric artefact! What research tells us about problems inhibiting teacher use of IT

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