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ERIC Number: EJ852447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Digital Inclusion in Chile: Internet in Rural Schools
Salinas, Alvaro; Sanchez, Jaime
International Journal of Educational Development, v29 n6 p573-582 Nov 2009
This paper analyzes the teacher's contribution to improving digital inclusion in Chilean rural schools, using a multidimensional definition of the digital divide. Data was obtained from interviews and surveys applied to teachers and students from 145 rural schools. Results show that teachers function as gatekeepers. They do not teach students how to use ICT explicitly, but when teachers have high expectations, skills and technology access, this leads to conditions for students learning how to use ICT. Finally, the data contributes to a better understanding of the new role that teachers and schools play in rural areas in terms of social and symbolic integration. (Contains 7 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile