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Technology integration in education in developing countries: Guidelines to policy makers


Vikashkumar Jhurree
Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius 
rajivprince@hotmail.com

 

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This paper was edited by Dr B.M. Matthews to conform to the style of the International Education Journal

Abstract

Technology such as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a potent force in driving economic, social, political and educational reforms. Countries, particularly developing ones, cannot afford to stay passive to ICT if they are to compete and strive in the global economy. The health of the economy of any country, poor or rich, developed or developing, depends substantially on the level and quality of the education it provides to its workforce. Education reform is occurring throughout the world and one of the tenets of the reform is the introduction and integration of ICT in the education system. The successful integration of any technology, thus ICT, into the classroom warrants careful planning and depends largely on how well policy makers understand and appreciate the dynamics of such integration. This paper offers a set of guidelines to policy makers for the successful integration of ICT into the classroom.

Technology integration, developing countries, policy makers,
ICT in education guidelines, education reform

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 Jhurree, V. (2005) Technology integration in education in developing countries: Guidelines to policy makers. International Education Journal, 6 (4), 467-483.
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