oa Mosenodi - The status of computer usage in Botswana senior secondary school mathematics teaching



This study was a survey that investigated how realistic is it to expect the use of computers in the teaching and learning of school mathematics at senior secondary level in Botswana. Data sample consisted of 43 subjects, of whom 35 were mathematics teachers from seven senior secondary schools in the southern part of the country, six participants were school head and two were principal education officers. While teachers completed a 30-item questionnaire, the other participants were interviewed. In the teachers' opinion, it is currently not feasible to use computers in school mathematic teaching and learning in Botswana. Evidence indicates that computers in School are of limited quantity designated for general purpose- computer awareness or computer studies programmes mainly. Other impending factors especially teacher support and how this is been addressed is discussed.


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