Our fieldwork has allowed us to verify that a variety of information and communication technologies (ICT) are used at schools in Spain. While uses of some technologies are valued positively, the potentialities and possibilities of other kinds are not taken into account when educating future citizens in the digital society, This article focuses on two aims, First, it shows that the digital divide at the social level increases educational inequality, and schools contribute to the digital divide, even though they should be the institutions that fight against it, Second, it identifies some unexpected characteristics of ICT uses in a context of rapid social change and growing immigration and their role in a more complex definition of the digital divide. © 2006 Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education.
|Journal||Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jul 2006|