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Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide

Warschauer, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0262232243 / ISBN 13: 9780262232241
Edité par The MIT Press, Cambridge - London, 2003
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First edition 2003 first printing, number line starts with 1. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no names no tears no chips no edgewear, Not clipped. 8vo, 272 pages, bibliography, index. N° de réf. du libraire 012948

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Titre : Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking ...

Éditeur : The MIT Press, Cambridge - London

Date d'édition : 2003

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : New

Edition : 1st Edition

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Much of the discussion about new technologies and social equality has focused on the oversimplified notion of a "digital divide." Technology and Social Inclusion moves beyond the limited view of haves and have-nots to analyze the different forms of access to information and communication technologies. Drawing on theory from political science, economics, sociology, psychology, communications, education, and linguistics, the book examines the ways in which differing access to technology contributes to social and economic stratification or inclusion. The book takes a global perspective, presenting case studies from developed and developing countries, including Brazil, China, Egypt, India, and the United States.

A central premise is that, in today's society, the ability to access, adapt, and create knowledge using information and communication technologies is critical to social inclusion. This focus on social inclusion shifts the discussion of the "digital divide" from gaps to be overcome by providing equipment to social development challenges to be addressed through the effective integration of technology into communities, institutions, and societies. What is most important is not so much the physical availability of computers and the Internet but rather people's ability to make use of those technologies to engage in meaningful social practices.

About the Author:

Mark Warschauer is Assistant Professor of Education and of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, and founding editor of the journal Language Learning and Technology.

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