Computers in Third World Schools: African Advances

Hawkridge, David (1991). Computers in Third World Schools: African Advances. Educational & Training Technology International, 28(1) pp. 55–70.



African governments are turning to computers in their efforts to build stronger economies and more efficient public services. Ministers of Education in Africa are facing the difficult question of whether schools should have computers and what the machines should be used for. A recent study funded by the Harold Macmillan Trust provides data from several African countries for this policy debate. This paper analyses and discusses the issues and quotes the cases of Kenya and Zimbabwe, two countries taking a lead in this field.

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