There is research about the One Laptop Per Child Program in Ethiopia. In February 2010, a report about this research was developed by Marton Kocsev, Nina Hansen, David Hollow and Magda Pischetola of the Groningen University in the Netherlands.
It is very important to acknowledge that research on One Laptop Per Child Program have developed primary effects. This means about the educational outcomes such as the grades of the students and other issues. But also there is an important research on the secondary effects of the One Laptop Per Child Program. These secondary effects are related to the psychological, social and cultural changes. These secondary effects were studied in Ethiopia.
The results about this important research in Ethiopia, are the following:
1. Regarding to primary effects, the results indicate that there is initially changes.
2. Regarding to secondary effects, there are changes in self concept, changes in cultural beliefs and in the social networks.
Therefore this important research about the One Laptop Per Child Program, is about the secondary effects. This means that there is not only primary effects in this kind of programs, there are also secondary effects. That is why is very important consider the secondary effects regarding the psychological, social and cultural changes. These changes are different depending the country where we are evaluating. For example, in Ethiopia in the primary education, a teacher works with 60 students and in Peru in the primary education a teacher works with 40 students. Also, in Peru 98% of students are attending primary schools while in Ethiopia 60% of students are attending primary schools.
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