Ray Basson


A Connoisseurship Evaluation of the Computer Curriculum, Grade 0-7 at Sacred Heart College Primary School, Johannesburg, South Africa: Present Practices and Future Direction


Following three years development of the computer curriculum at Sacred Heart College Primary School, the findings of a descriptive evaluation suggest, unexpectedly, an approach to curriculum resembling a limited form of social reconstructionism presenting opportunities to bridge divides which historically have separated pupils in South Africa. The evidence suggests "ideal" use in this school is linked to creative uses of computers as "tools" rather than linked to "adjunct" use or computer-assisted instruction. In particular, it demonstrates how the development of a formal curriculum may build bridges between pupils of different cultures, languages, race, and gender.