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ICT for education, development, and social justice / edited by Charalambos Vrasidas, Michalinos Zembylas, Gene V. Glass.


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Publication date:
Charlotte, NC : Information Age Pub., c2009.
  • Book
  • xiv, 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Title Variation:
ICT for education, development & social justice
Information communication technologies for education, development, and social justice
"CARDET, Centre for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology"--P. facing t.p.
Includes bibliographical references.
  • PART 1: OVERVIEW.-- ICT for Development: Challenges and Possibilities, Charalambos Vrasidas, Michalinos Zem-bylas, and Gene V Glass.-- ICT for Education, Development, and Social Justice: Some Theoretical Issues, Michalinos Zembylas.-- PART 2: ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT.-- E-Hopes and Public Education in Latin America, Gustavo E. Fischman and Jose Luis Ramirez Romero.-- The Expansion of Higher Education in the Developing World: The Contribution of Distance Education, Sir John Daniel.-- Role of ICT in BridgingThe Digital Divide in a High-Poverty School District, Amy S. C. Leh, Lee Grafton, and Sylvester Robertson.-- Is There a Role for Information and Communications Technologies in the Education and Development of Disadvantaged Rural Communities? Tom Power, Kimberley Porteus, Brian Ramadiro, Nomakholwa Tshume, Shumi Makalema, and Rhodri Thomas.-- Open Resources for Sustainable Education, Marina Stock McIsaac and Antonio Moreira.-- PART 3: ICT FOR INCLU-SION.-- Mobile Technologies: Current Practices, Future Possibilities, Tom Power and James Sankale.-- The Digital Divide in Disability and Education, Jason Brent Ellis, Carla Abreu-Ellis, and Amber Ricker.-- School - Community ICT-Mediated Linkages: The Southeast Asian Experience, Cher Ping Lim and John Hedberg.-- PART 4: ICT FOR CULTURAL UNDER-STANDINGS.-- Online Gaming: Building Bridges that Enhance Cultural Understandings, Mary A. Kayler, Debra Sprague, and Chris Dede.-- Computer-Supported Collaborative Inter-cultural Education: Creating Bridges for Palestinians and Jews in Conflict, Zvi Bekerman and Gabriel Horenczyk.-- ICT for Peace and Reconciliation: Constraints and Possibilities in Cam-bodia and Tibet, Edward J. Brantmeier and Jayson W. Richardson.-- Social Networking Applications, Social Justice, and Multicultural Understanding, Carrie O'Connor and Rebecca Skulnick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
A volume in Current Perspectives on Applied Information Technologies Series Editors Charalambos Vrasidas and Gene V Glass This volume provides examples of current developments on the role of ICT for education, development, and social justice within an international context. Chapters draw on advanced contemporary thinking from scholars and practitioners in the field to present case studies of how ICT can be used to promote sustainable development and social justice. Social justice is understood in a wide sense as the pursuit of democracy, justice and development in the struggle against any form of oppression; it is within this context that ICT is explored as a tool for social change. ENDORSEMENT: This book's central and critical premise, namely that we have now to analyze critically how information and communication technologies can be better used to promote development and social justice, makes it especially timely now that the computer can be said to be part of a global system. - John Willinsky, Stanford University The objectives of this book are: * To analyze the philosophical, historical, political, and cultural backgrounds and contexts that are constitutive of contemporary challenges and tensions in the role of ICT for education, development, and social justice around the world; * To appreciate the contextual and international dimensions of the tensions and challenges faced by educators around the world and contribute to ongoing efforts to sketch a vision for addressing their needs; * To explore ways in which ICT in education can promote social justice and contribute toward sustaining communities around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Vrasidas, Charalambos.
Zembylas, Michalinos.
Glass, Gene V, 1940-
Centre for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology.
Current perspectives on applied information technologies.

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