Amid all of the talk about the digital divide, there is little to point to in the way of effective solutions. Putting computers in classrooms without adequate teacher training, Internet access, and courseware doesn't solve anything. School administrators, communications and information technology experts, and policymakers need a broader understanding of the issues surrounding the debate in order to formulate policy and implement viable solutions. This book approaches the problem from a historical, political, and global perspective. It presents a comprehensive discussion of the problems and provides workable solutions, potential model approaches and country-by-country analysis. Unique in scope and structure, this work is both a policy guide and reference book, providing solutions and resources that will help to build a community of interest and foster the exchange of information and best practices. Anyone serious about bridging the digital divide will want to read this book and mine the accompanying CD-ROM for its extensive set of references to web sites and other materials and resources.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Defining the Digital Divide Chapter 3 2 The Urgency of the Digital Divide Chapter 4 3 The Digital Divide and Education Chapter 5 4 The Global Digital Divide Chapter 6 5 Policy Options for Closing the Digital Divide Chapter 7 6 The Digital Divide Is a Digital Opportunity Part 8 Appendix A: Digital Divide Resources Part 9 Appendix B: Digital Divide References Part 10 Index Part 11 About the Authors