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ERIC Number: EJ928304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Does Gender Have a Role in ICT among Finnish Teachers and Students?
Ilomaki, Liisa
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v55 n3 p325-340 2011
The digital divide between genders and generations in school, i.e., between teachers and secondary school students in Finland, was investigated comparing statistical data in 1999-2000 and in 2002-2004. ICT skills were intertwined with both generation and gender. Teachers were familiar with some traditional applications, students with new applications. Male teachers and students estimated their skills on a higher level than females, but in the second phase, female students' use and competence were close to male teachers'. There was a distinction between low use at school and high use during leisure time. In future, social use of ICT will reduce the differences between users, although the gaps between genders and generations in technical competence will probably remain. (Contains 6 figures, 1 footnote, and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland