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Submitted by Nik Kafka on
Hi Mike, So glad to see someone explicitly pointing out the prevailing logic in many developing countries / development projects, that "since good schools in advanced countries have lots of computers, it will follow that, if computers are put into poor schools, they will look more like the good schools. The hope is that, in the process, the poor schools will somehow (magically?) become good, or at least better than they previously were." Sadly I think this goes way beyond ICT, explaining the desire to make the whole education system look like 'advanced' countries - highly academic, exam-focused & designed to prepare students for university. It's doesn't benefit students or the country, but as long as it 'looks' like a US or European system, messy details like how much good all these years in school do anyone can be swept under the carpet! Chrs Nik