Understandings of education in an African village: the impact of information and communication technologies (ethnographic study)

Pryor, John and Ampiah, Joseph Ghartey (2003) Understandings of education in an African village: the impact of information and communication technologies (ethnographic study). Educational papers . Department for International Development. ISBN 1-86192-570-0

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Abstract

This book describes a DFID funded project researching the meaning of education for the the inhabitants of a rural village in Ghana. The approach involved an innovative form of collaborative ethnography with fieldwork taking place over 15 months. During this period villagers had their first opportunity to interact with digital media and so the possibilities afforded by ICTs for education could be appraised. Findings about rural education and the nature of community participation have important implications for educational policy and practice. The theorization of rural people's encounters with new technology is significant for those working with ICTs in poor communities. I receive regular enquiries from people in many different countries concerning this work. DFID research outputs are subjected to peer review before publication.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Available at: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/r4d/PDF/Outputs/TechDistLearn/paper52.pdf
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: John Pryor
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:11
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 09:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30085
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