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Understanding the influence of a second language on the academic performance of learners in information technology : a case study of isiZulu-speaking English second language learners in KwaZulu-Natal

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dc.contributor.author Njobe, Mandisa Purity
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-16T10:52:22Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-16T10:52:22Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other 306802
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/302
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Information Technology)-Dept. of Information Technology, Durban University of Technology, 2007 xv, 150 leaves, Annexures A-J en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the years, computers have been introduced to many South African classrooms in an attempt to improve education, and this is true for Previously Technologically Disadvantaged (PTD) schools in Kwazulu-Natal with learners whose first language is isiZulu. However, frameworks of computer learning vary widely and there is a crucial need to understand how specific situational conditions either facilitate or constrain the implementation of computer-supported learning in these schools. This thesis discusses research undertaken to document the process of introducing localised OpenOffice.org.za software with an isiZulu interface into Information Technology education at PTD schools in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The thesis also documents the process of introducing a dual language medium in Information Technology at the Durban University of Technology. The study investigates the English language as one of the possible causes of the lack of understanding of computers by English second language learners. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Information technology--Study and teaching--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Native language and education--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Computer-assisted instruction--Authoring programs en_US
dc.subject Communication and technology--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Computer-assisted instruction--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Computer-assisted instruction--Computer programs en_US
dc.subject Information technology--Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Understanding the influence of a second language on the academic performance of learners in information technology : a case study of isiZulu-speaking English second language learners in KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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