Information Technologies and Educational Inequality in Latin America

Juan Carlos Tedesco

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.


Keywords


digital gap: innovation; teachers: experimentation



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22n48.2014

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