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By Gail Marshall, Mikko Ruohonen (auth.), Gail Marshall, Mikko Ruohonen (eds.)

Deryn Watson CapBIT ninety seven, means development for info applied sciences in schooling in constructing nations, from which this e-book derives, was once an invited IFIP operating convention subsidized via operating teams in secondary (WG three. 1), ordinary (WG three. 5), and vocational (WG three. four) schooling less than the auspices ofIFIP Technical Committee for schooling (TC3). The convention was once held in Harare, Zimbabwe twenty fifth - twenty ninth August 1997. CapBIT '97 used to be the 1st time that the IFIP Technical Committee for schooling had held a convention in a constructing kingdom. whilst the pc Society of Zimbabwe provided to host the development, we decided that the site and convention subject mirror the significance of concerns dealing with international locations in any respect phases of developmen- specially info applied sciences (IT) improvement. info applied sciences became, inside a short while, one of many uncomplicated construction blocks of modem business society. realizing IT, and learning easy talents and ideas of IT, are actually considered as a part of the middle schooling of every body around the globe, along examining and writing. IT now permeates the company surroundings and underpins the luck of modem companies in addition to offering executive with reasonable civil carrier platforms. whilst, the instruments and applied sciences of IT are of price within the strategy of studying, and within the agency and administration of studying institutions.

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A task force was set up by the Ministry of Education to develop the necessary computer awareness programme for senior secondary schools. The task force carried out an initial survey as a basis for its recommendations. The task force came up with a framework for developing the programme, which involved the use of teachers from selected schools. In the end it was decided that a consultant will be employed to develop a national syllabus for IT E&T in the senior secondary schools. To date the plan has not materialized.

Therefore the major focus of the programme is to produce computer studies teachers for the nation's senior secondary schools. In addition, it is hoped that the graduates of the programmes will serve in junior secondary schools to coordinate the basic computer awareness course and offer technical and academic advice. It is thought that providing teachers in this way would ensure the sustainability of the computer awareness course at the junior secondary school level. The Department of Mathematics and Science Education has recently requested the inclusion of computer science courses in the B.

5 Internet The introduction of the Internet into Namibian schools has created great interest, although many schools do not know how to effectively use the tool. The dangers of providing Internet access are also great and Internet issues need a separate section in the policy. In fact, since Information Technology is a dynamic field, a mechanism for continuously monitoring IT developments and ensuring harmonious progress should be incorporated in the policy document.

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