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NCJ Number: 226131 Find in a Library
Title: Children's Rights to Education & Information in a Global World
Editor(s): Doina Balahur; Birgitta Qvarsell
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 169
Sponsoring Agency: Editura Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Publication Number: ISBN 978-973-703-374-1
Sale Source: Editura Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Iasi, str. Pacurari, nr. 9, cod 700511
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English; Romanian
Country: Romania
Annotation: This publication compiles the papers presented at the Children’s Rights to Education and Information in the European Union: Strategies for Preventing Social and Digital Divide conference at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania, July 20-21, 2007.
Abstract: This international conference emphasized the use of information technology to shape a new social and digital environment in order to stimulate the development of children’s rights to education and information. Unlike the wide spread belief that the “cyber-environment” is mainly harmful for children and their rights, the conference emphasized the challenging role and implications of “digital literacy.” The lack of digital literacy is one of the main factors that can contribute to the rise of a new form of social exclusion. This conclusion strengthens the belief that, while for some of the children, digital literacy brings out new methods of communication, education, and participation, for many others technology gaps, and the resulting social exclusion, become even deeper. The proceedings include: Young People’s Developmental Tasks as Educational Challenges to Promote Their Rights--A Matter of Importance in a Changing Society; Towards Understanding Risks and Effects of Internet Use Among Children and Teenagers: Methodological Challenges; The Culture of Gender Equity in Technological Education: European Exploratory Research; Quiero Salir Adelante: School and Future Expectations of Poor Teenage Girls (Lima, Peru); Children and Youth Stress Reactions to Acute and Continuous External Stress--Terrorist Attacks; Participation in Practice: Giving Romanian Preschoolers a Voice and Serious Things to do in School and in Research; Lost in Translation: The Impact of New Technologies on the Education Gap; The Social Space for the Disabled/Nondisabled Adolescent; Children Researching; and “I Want To Find Out By Myself!” Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Educationally disadvantaged persons; European Union
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Computer aided instruction; Computers; Digital communications; Educational benefits; Educational levels; Educational reform; Europe; Experimental education; International cooperation; International organizations; Literacy education; Peru; Romania; Social change; Social conditions; Youth development
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