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ERIC Number: ED411779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-14
Pages: 23
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The Impact of Technology on Youth in the 21st Century.
Morino, Mario
This paper examines the potentially transforming power of interactive communications on young people. Discussion includes the need for free, unrestricted access to the Internet for all citizens; the breakdown of community, fewer institutions to provide positive gathering places for young people, and increased "risk" for inner city youth; the ability of computers to increase literacy and interpersonal skills; and examples of individuals, groups and institutions devoted to enabling young people to take part in and benefit from new technologies. The following 10 ways that teachers, parents, and members of the community can make a difference for young people are then discussed: (1) focus on human outcomes, not technology; (2) get involved with the new technologies; (3) adopt a learning-to-learn approach; (4) understand the issues; (5) ensure low-cost access for all; (6) claim your "citizen's right" to information; (7) investigate new economic opportunities; (8) maintain an informed, balanced view; (9) support community learning centers; and (10) give youth the power they need. (AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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