ERIC Number: EJ830539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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A Triad of Filipino Adolescents' Zones of Lived Experiences of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
de Guzman, Allan B.; Fabian, Federico B.
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v8 n1 p23-34 Apr 2009
Considering that today's students feel extremely more comfortable with computers than did earlier generations of students vis-a-vis the notion that, as a social category, they have become one of the most interesting topics in research papers and journals in the field of behavioral and social sciences since the 1950s (Batan 2002), their individual and collective experiences of information and communications technology (ICT) could be expected to create a portrait of accounts that might inform educational policy makers as to how their ICT needs and concerns could be better addressed through a more responsive and a well-defined IT-driven educational platform. The central question that this phenomenological study purported to answer was: "How does a select group of Filipino adolescents collectively experience information and communications technology (ICT)?" Findings of this study revealed that the individual and collective articulations, verbalizations, and musings of the 60 adolescents recruited from two regions in the Philippines exposed three distinct but interrelated conceptual zones of ICT, namely: the zone of technology perspective (ZTP), zone of technology power and efficacy (ZTPE), and zone of technology deficits (ZTD). Implications of the study are also discussed in the paper.
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Social Sciences, Adolescents, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Communications, Educational Policy, Phenomenology, Behavioral Sciences
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines