successful staff development is to have teachers teach other teachers. Whitehead et al. (2003) highlight ideas from the US experience that have proven effective in staff development at the local level as project-based approach, flexible scheduling, school partnership, college and university pre-service programs, staff development consortium, and staff development cooperatives. Cooley...
due to change. As the focus of this qualitative research was on the integration of ICT in Government Primary Practicing School Angele, the study is limited in that it did not determine the statistical relationship between two or more schools. The cause and effect as well as the relationship between various variables were not investigated. They could, however, give us an impression of technology use in primary schools in the country.
on the integration of ICT in education has shown that although changes are taking place to integrate ICT effectively into teaching and learning, the changes are not substantial enough to bring about the required change at the required pace (Cowie & Jones, 2005; Darling-Hammond, 2005; Ehman et al., 2005; Jimoyiannis & Komis, 2007). Furthermore, the prospects of using ICT in education has been debated, researched and speculated on. The debate has changed a little, namely that ICT has an important role
2.2 Perception of ICT in Education Within the last decade, ICT has been at the centre of every activity and the rate of acquisition and diffusion of the tool in education is transforming the teaching and learning process in different parts of the world. This is due to the marked increase in the use of ICT in social, economic, and political change. ICT is highly linked with improving and accelerating ways and quality of doing things. Moreover, Kerr (2005) points out that using technology in a education
scholars that have caught the attention of many people in the field of technology integration is Donald Ely. Ely (1999) suggested eight conditions that must exist or be made available for adoption of an educational innovation to take place. The process of ICT integration is the process that involves the adoption of new innovations. According to Ely (1999), these conditions are interrelated and influence each other. This means the presence of one may not be sufficient to suggest success unless the others
principles to guide the decision-making, thinking and discussion process in education. In order to answer the three questions posed below, a methodology which would allow the analysis of the respondents’ attitude, knowledge and skills towards ICT integration in the school curriculum was necessary. The qualitative research method was identified as the methodology that will provide a richer and deeper understanding of the situation. This type of inquiry is ideally suited for this research as Merriam (1998)
children to school, buy mosquito treated bed nets, transport their goods across the borders using numerous development corridors . In addition, small and medium scale enterprise can benefit from both the corporate loans NBF is coordinating with Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) as well as possible economies of scale when bigger industries outsource. Furthermore, with enough power generated through the Westcor project to power emerging industries and access to ICT enhanced with