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Collaborative Partnerships and the Application of ICTs in Secondary Education in South Africa

Collaborative Partnerships and the Application of ICTs in Secondary Education in South Africa
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Author(s): Chijioke J. Evoh (The New School University, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 27
Source title: Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Janet Salmons (Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA) and Lynn Wilson (SeaTrust Institute, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-106-3.ch008

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the dynamics of collaborative partnership involving the private sector, government, and community groups in the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for expanding access to and improving the quality of secondary education in South Africa. Based on the operations and projects of Mindset Learn channel in secondary schools in South Africa, the study explores the enabling factors for the innovative improvement of secondary schooling with ICTs. On the other hand, the study also focused on the challenges facing Mindset Learn innovative approach to secondary education as well as the prospects of the sustaining this model of educational development in South Africa and other countries in Africa. Qualitative data collection methods were used to gather data from key informants.

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