During 2002 and 2003, with the support of funding from the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) undertook an extensive research project to investigate the use of computers for teaching and learning in South African schools. On completion of the project, SAIDE published its findings in a research report published in 2003. This project, which investigated the use of computers in 21 schools, together with research undertaken by various other organisations, shows that one of the reasons why information and communication technology (ICT) projects in schools do not succeed is that principals are often not properly informed about what ICTs can or cannot do. This often hampers their ability to manage the introduction of ICTs into their schools.
Welcome to the PAN:Children Portal. PAN:Children is an online knowledge-hub complemented by dialogue and capacity building activities. We seek to provide timely and up-to-date information on child rights and equity. A partnership between the HSRC and UNICEF, this platform aims to provide a consolidated digital repository on the situation of children in South Africa. Please see the “About Us” page for further information.