ERIC Number: EJ764149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: 29
ICT for Development: Are Brazilian Students Well Prepared to Become Global Citizens?
Lima, Clarisse O.; Brown, Scott W.
Educational Media International, v44 n2 p141-153 Jun 2007
The way globalization is present in our lives today provides an array of opportunities and requires individuals to acquire new knowledge and skills in order to become active and responsible citizens in their societies and in the world. This study suggests that Brazilian students demonstrate that they are using information and communication technologies (ICT) in socially valued ways to be informed about what is happening in the world, to communicate with people all over the world and to promote social justice and inclusion. These Brazilian students, and future leaders, appear to be using ICT in order to face the challenges offered by the globalized world, possessing the appropriate knowledge and skills to be global citizens. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 3 notes.)
Descriptors: Global Approach, Justice, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Student Surveys, Middle School Students, High School Students, Internet, Developing Nations, Information Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil