Educational Technologies And Social Inequality In Brazilian Public Schools


Remold, J. (2006). Educational Technologies and Social Inequality in Brazilian Public Schools. Rio de Janeiro; The Edelstein Center Editions. (also printed in Portuguese with the title Desigualdade Social e as novas tecnologias no sistema escolar)


This work examines how technology use in Brazilian basic education is influenced by cultural context. I examine how context shapes the capacity of technology to improve educational quality and equity. I describe the impacts that educational technologies have on the settings in which they are used. This research focused on the widespread educational initiatives that propose to improve equity in public education through increased technology use. I use a combination of participant observation in classrooms, interviews with educators and administrators, and analysis of public discourse on the relationship between technology, education, and social inclusion to analyze patterns of technology use in Brazilian schools and their impact on equity.

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