Roma Women in Greek Thrace: Becoming Computer Literate

By Keratso Georgiadou, Gerassimos Kekkeris and Mary Kalantzis.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The region of Thrace is an interesting case for analysis due to the multicultural identity of the communities living in the area as Greek Orthodox Christians, Greek Muslims of Turkish origin, Roma, Pomaks, Armenians and recently, Greek-Pontian immigrants from the former Soviet Union. The aim of this research is to describe one of the first attempts of Roma women to attend computing lessons and become computer literate despite their total illiteracy. These women are tripled excluded from the local society. The Roma women during the computing lessons showed increasing excitement for the computer. Their willingness to learn seemed obvious. Probably, the poor learning results of the program can be explained not only because of their illiteracy, but also by the inadequate method and insufficient practise of the program provided.

Keywords: ICT, Roma, Greek Thrace

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.543-550. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 869.863KB).

Keratso Georgiadou

Pdh Candidate, Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece

Prof. Gerassimos Kekkeris

Associate Professor, Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Gerassimos Kekkeris is associate professor in the Department of Primary Education at Democritus University of Thrace. His research interests include applications of multimedia in aesthetic education, safety in Internet and distance education.

Prof. Mary Kalantzis

Dean, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill, USA


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