Citizenship and cultural participation in the 21st century will increasingly require access to new information technologies, and those lacking access will risk social exclusion. This book considers the issues involved in developing a policy framework to close the access gap, in order to maximise the potential for human and cultural development. It contains a number of essays that adopt historical, statistical, theoretical, and descriptive methods to investigate the value of the internet for societies, citizens and communities. It considers how government policy makers and their partners in the corporate and civil society sectors can help foster full participation in the development of a knowledge society.There have been few organised initiatives to provide access to information networks and education services in primary schools. ... Yet, there are many practical problems in the implementation of this course. Part of the problem relates to the lack of necessary IT infrastructure in schools, as indicated in Table 4, which is well below the minimum ... primary and secondary schools (1999) Source: Operational Programme for the Creek Information Society - draft action plan, December 1999.
|Title||:||Vital Links for a Knowledge Culture|
|Publisher||:||Council of Europe - 2001-01-01|