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An approach to facilitate the teaching of a computer literacy course for young adults who have left school early

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. D. van der Westhuizen en_US
dc.contributor.author Reddy, Silverani
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T12:04:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T12:04:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-04
dc.date.submitted 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6895
dc.description M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.abstract South Africa is a society in which education is highly valued as the key to personal success and its total growth (Macdonald, 1995: [online]). It nevertheless finds itself in a situation where there are many young adults that have not finished their schooling because they have dropped out. There is continued and growing concern with regard to the significant number of young adults who, despite the hapless prospects that await them, choose to leave school before completing grade 12. Highveld Technical College in Gauteng offers these young adults a second chance to complete their school careers. The study on which this dissertation is based, focuses on the presentation of guidelines for teaching approaches. It aims to enhance the efforts of educators to adequately prepare young adults, who have left school early, both for jobs in a dramatically changing labour environment and to meet the technological demands pertaining to computer literacy. This introductory chapter presents the context and rationale of the study. It includes a brief description of the participants as well as the background of the study. Terminology is defined for a uniform understanding of concepts. The problem statement is formulated and the aim of the study is given. An explanation of the research methodology and a brief overview of the research programme follows this. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Computer literacy -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject Dropouts -- Education en_US
dc.subject Young adults -- Education en_US
dc.title An approach to facilitate the teaching of a computer literacy course for young adults who have left school early en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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