Economically and academically disadvantaged young people striving to be computer literate in Mozambique : unfolding learner agency in constraining conditions

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2011

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University of Cape Town

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Although Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has an empowerment and social inclusion effect in developed countries, it continues to create a digital divide in developing countries. This thesis is premised on the argument that, despite the disjuncture between ICT, social-cultural and developmental needs in a developing country, computer literacy training should continue to be offered and young people from economically and academically disadvantage backgrounds endeavour to acquire computer literacy skills. The objective of this study is to answer the question "Why do economically and academically disadvantaged young learners choose to engage with ICT and what role do they see for computer literacy?" Thus, the purpose of the study is to unfold learner agency in constraining conditions.
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 93-99).

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