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Issues and concerns about the integration of ICT into the teaching and learning of mathematics in Africa: Botswana case. (English)
Cho, Sung Je (ed.), Selected regular lectures from the 12th international congress on mathematical education, ICME 12, Seoul, Korea, July 8‒15, 2012. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-17186-9/hbk; 978-3-319-17187-6/ebook). 187-202 (2015).
Summary: This paper discusses challenges that developing countries especially African countries, face when trying to integrate ICT into the school curriculum particularly the mathematics curriculum. The much taken for granted belief that the availability of ICT gadgets in schools guarantees the ICT integration in specific subjects is challenged. Issues such as teachers’ lack of relevant skills, shortage of teaching tools and unavailability of support staff act as impediment to ICT accessibility in classrooms. The paper describes the development of infrastructure in Botswana and experiences pertaining to school curriculum and argues that proper preparation for a smooth implementation of ICT infusion and integration is necessary.
Classification: U70 D30 B70 B20
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