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dc.contributor.authorMentz, Elsa
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Roxanne
dc.contributor.authorHavenga, Marietjie
dc.contributor.authorBreed, Betty
dc.contributor.authorGovender, Desmond
dc.contributor.authorGovender, Irene
dc.contributor.authorDignum, Frank
dc.contributor.authorDignum, Virginia
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T07:08:47Z
dc.date.available2016-06-14T07:08:47Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMentz, E., Bailey, R., Havenga, M., Breed, B., Govender, D., Govender, I., ... & Dignum, V. (2012). The diverse educational needs and challenges of Information Technology teachers in two black rural schools. Perspectives in Education, 30(1), 70-78.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/2847
dc.description.abstractThis article reflects on the first phase of a research project aimed at the empowerment of Information Technology (IT) teachers in black rural schools in the North-West province of South Africa. In order to empower these IT teachers, the first phase aimed at understanding their unique challenges and needs. Qualitative research methodology was used to determine the IT teachers’ experiences of teaching a difficult subject such as IT in black rural schools. We report on the unique needs and challenges that these teachers experience. Results indicate that mutual challenges exist with regard to Internet access, lack of technical support and learners not having computers at home. Challenges with regard to electricity supply, shortage of textbooks and insufficient software also occur in some instances. We conclude with some recommendations on how the unique needs and challenges of these schools could be addressed in order to empower the teachers in their desire to facilitate success among IT learners.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectInformation technologyen_ZA
dc.subjectTeachersen_ZA
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten_ZA
dc.subjectRural education in South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectComputer science educationen_ZA
dc.titleThe diverse educational needs and challenges of Information Technology teachers in two black rural schoolsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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