The Digital Divide
This paper discusses the many divisions that exist between people that have access to technology and those who do not.
# 6111 | 1,020 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Education and Computers) , Sociology (General) , Computer and Technology (General)
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This paper studies the digital divide - the fact that many people have not yet been exposed to technology and other have. It discusses some of the possible reasons for this such as gender, socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, as well as many other reasons. It discusses technology implementation in the school system regardless of ethnicity so that every child is given an equal opportunity. It concludes that technology access has increased in the recent years but there is still a long way to go, especially in schools.
From the Paper:" " The role of education in contributing to a fairer society has always been double edged. When successful in widening participation in learning, its contribution is powerful and positive. But too often, it can have the opposite effect of being socially selective, even divisive" (Istance, 2001, Abstract, p.1). The price for missing out on education is high. However, many people are not afforded the same educational opportunities as others. Differences in gender, socio-economic background, ethnicity, people with special needs, and people's experience with and access to technology limit their chances at quality education. With a world that changes and progresses as fast as it does, educational equity must span a lifetime."
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