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Changing Mindsets in Education

ICT and Changing Mindsets in Education , Edited by Kathryn Toure, Therese M.S. Tchombe, Thierry Karsenti: [English] mardi 22 juillet 2008 10:23:00 http://www.ernwaca.org/web/spip.php?article149

The debate is no longer whether to use information and communication technologies (ICT) in education in Africa but how to do so, and how to ensure equitable access for teachers and learners, whether in urban or rural settings. This is a book about how Africans adopt and adapt ICT. It is also about how ICT shape African schools and classrooms. Why do we use ICT, or not? Do girls and boys use them in the same ways? How are teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in Africa using ICT in teaching and learning? How does the process transform relations among learners, educators and knowledge construction?

This collection by 19 researchers from Africa, Europe, and North America explores these questions from a pedagogical perspective and specific socio-cultural contexts. Many of the contributors draw on learning theory and survey data from 36 schools, 66000 students and 3000 teachers. The book is rich in empirical detail on the perceived importance and appropriation of ICT in the development of education in Africa. It critically examines the potential for creative use of ICT to question habits, change mindsets, and deepen practice. The contributions are in both English and French.

About the Editors:
Kathryn Toure is Regional Co-ordinator of the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) in Mali.
Professor Therese M.S. Tchombe, member of ERNWACA, is Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Buea in Cameroon.
Professor Thierry Karsenti of the University of Montreal holds the Canada Research Chair in Information and Communition Technology (ICT) in Education
On the web: www.africanbookscollective.com/publishers/langaa-rpcig

Kathryn- Research for most of the papers in this edited collection was conducted in 2003-2005 by ERNWACA, in collaboration with the University of Montreal, on “ICT Integration in West and Central African Education: Case Studies of Pioneer Schools”, financed by grant no. 101978-002 from the West Africa Regional Office of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

The Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA / ROCARE) is a professional association of 400 researchers in 14 member countries with a regional coordination office in Bamako, Mali. The NGO and non-profit status of ERNWACA is officially recognized by the government of the Republic of Mali, see document no. 513/MATS-DNAT from September 1995.
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