ERIC Number: EJ1138074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Internet as a Tool for Informal Education: A Case of Uyghur Language Websites
Clothey, Rebecca A.
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v47 n3 p344-358 2017
The 200th year since Jullien published his influential book "Esquisse et vues preliminaries d'un ouvrage sur l'éducation comparée" (Preliminary plan and views of a work of comparative education) is an opportunity to reflect on the field of comparative education and potential new research and theoretical directions. This paper will consider the potential role of information and communication technologies in comparative education scholarship within the context of Jullien's plan for comparative education. Specifically, it uses the example of interactive Uyghur language websites to highlight their value as a vehicle for informal education, and how an understanding of cultural context, illuminated by an analysis of the content of social media messages, may contribute to more appropriate and successful educational policies for minority populations. Data for this paper are drawn from posts from the online community forums (munbar) of four popular Uyghur language websites.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Media, Comparative Education, Information Technology, Turkic Languages, Role, Cultural Context, Educational Policy, Informal Education, Language Minorities, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: China