Mapping the imaginary of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education: the case of Botswana

Chinaza Uleanya, Paul Prinsloo

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Abstract

This article investigates policy-as-discourse and policy-as-technology with specific focus on how the deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education is positioned as a redemptive force in the case of Botswana. Therborn's theory of inequalities was adopted to catalogue ways in which supranational organisations and the national government of Botswana consider the potential of ICT and/ICT in education to address (in)equalities in Botswana. A deductive Directed Qualitative Content Analysis (DQICA) was adopted focusing on how the national government and supranational organisations view and present ICT in education in Botswana with regards to being an equaliser. The analysis of the evidence points to ICT in education being seen and operationalised to ameliorate existing inequalities in education and broader society, without, necessarily, questioning broader socioeconomic structural arrangements and factors sustaining inequalities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLearning, Media and Technology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • (in)equality
  • Access
  • Botswana
  • ICT in education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Media Technology

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