Information Technologies and Educational Inequality in Latin America

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Abstract

The article follows the assumption that holds that information technologies cannot define for themselves the social objectives that are pretended to achieve. Democratizing or innovating potential of technologies depends on the social and pedagogical models that contain its use. The digital gap is analyzed between countries and within them, as well as the dynamics of content production and the impact of new technologies on learning results. In designing policy strategies it is recognized that the key variable are teachers, and it warns of the requirement for processes of introduction of information technologies in schools to be accompanied by instances of experimentation and evaluation, since it is the only way to avoid false illusions and make sure the huge investments required in these processes have the desired effects.

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Tedesco, J. C. (2014). Information Technologies and Educational Inequality in Latin America. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22, 48. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22n48.2014
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Revista de Política Educativa
Author Biography

Juan Carlos Tedesco

Licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación por la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Fue Ministro de Educación de la Nación y Secretario de Educación del Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia y Tecnología. Ha sido Director de la Oficina Internacional de Educación de la unesco y también de iiPe-UNESCO Sede Buenos Aires. En la actualidad se desempeña como Director Ejecutivo de la Unidad de Planeamiento Estratégico y Evaluación de la Educación Argentina, dependiente de Presidencia de la Nación.