loading
Papers

Research.Publish.Connect.

Paper

Paper Unlock

Authors: Lorenzo Dalvit ; Sarah Murray and Alfredo Terzoli

Affiliation: Rhodes University, South Africa

ISBN: 978-989-8425-50-8

Keyword(s): Language attitudes, ICT Education, Interventions.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Collaborative Learning ; Computer-Supported Education ; Context Dependent Learning ; Social Context and Learning Environments ; Ubiquitous Learning

Abstract: In South Africa, English plays a dominant role compared to African languages in empowering domain. Better access to Education through the use of African languages is an object of heated debate. This paper shows that an intervention involving the use of an African language in the domain of ICT Education can change the attitudes of Black university students. The methodology used included a survey with preliminary and follow-up questionnaires and interviews and an intervention involving the use of localised software and of an on-line glossary of computer terms translated, explained and exemplified in an African language (isiXhosa). This experience increased the support for the use of African languages as additional LoLT, even in the English-dominated field of study of Computer Science. This is an initial step towards promoting linguistic equality between English and African languages and social equality between their speakers.

PDF ImageFull Text

Download
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Sign In Guest: Register as new SciTePress user now for free.

Sign In SciTePress user: please login.

PDF ImageMy Papers

You are not signed in, therefore limits apply to your IP address 100.25.43.188

In the current month:
Recent papers: 100 available of 100 total
2+ years older papers: 200 available of 200 total

Paper citation in several formats:
Dalvit, L.; Murray, S. and Terzoli, A. (2011). AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ICT EDUCATION - Attitudes of Black University Students.In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 171-179. DOI: 10.5220/0003350701710179

@conference{csedu11,
author={Lorenzo Dalvit. and Sarah Murray. and Alfredo Terzoli.},
title={AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ICT EDUCATION - Attitudes of Black University Students},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={171-179},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003350701710179},
isbn={978-989-8425-50-8},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ICT EDUCATION - Attitudes of Black University Students
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Dalvit, L.
AU - Murray, S.
AU - Terzoli, A.
PY - 2011
SP - 171
EP - 179
DO - 10.5220/0003350701710179

Login or register to post comments.

Comments on this Paper: Be the first to review this paper.