Title: Microcomputers in schools in developing countries

Authors: M. Anandakrishnan, M. Cardenas, J.F. Galaz-Fontes, P. Robles-Perez

Addresses: United Nations Center for Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD), New York, USA. ' Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias, San Diego State University, California, USA. ' Department of Psychology, Centro de Ensenanza Tecnica Superior, Tijuana, Mexico. ' Instituto Technologico, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Abstract: There are currently many attempts being undertaken to introduce microcomputers into schools in developing countries. But little empirical evidence is yet available on their effectiveness. This paper reports on the progress made on a project on the introduction of microcomputers into schools in India, and compares the Indian experience with similar projects in Argentina, Mexico and Senegal. The article also looks at the prospects for computer literacy in developing countries, and on the career opportunities open to computer-literate students.

Keywords: developing countries; education; employment; microcomputers; schools; teacher training; computer literacy; India; Argentina; Mexico; Senegal.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1991.062560

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1991 Vol.4 No.1, pp.62 - 70

Published online: 10 Jun 2014 *

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