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Re: [school-discuss] What to ask?
Teprine Baldo wrote:
Always a valid question. The policies are usually put in place by
administrators who don't always understand the needs in the classroom
I would totally have a few questions.
1. Do the policies for implementation of technologies
take into account the realities of the needs of
teachers on the ground level?
2. Are the students learning technology from a WesternWell, Swahili is a language, not a culture, and it's from quite a ways
north of South Africa. But your point is well-taken, has the software
been localized in local languages? Better said, has the software been
localized in the standard languages of instruction in the schools? (I
don't know if instruction is primarily in English, Xhosa, Bantu, or
viewpoint, meaning have the softwares that are being
used been localized to the swahili culture?
This is more than just one question. :) It will be a major part of the
visit I think, seeing how well things are working "in the trenches."
3. Has implementation been successful on the ground,
or is it just what the documents are telling us?
I have a million other questions, but I think that is
enough. Let me know if I am totally in left field
I think you're on track. :)