Immigrant Women from Former Soviet Republics at Greek Thrace: Becoming Computer Literate

By Keratso Georgiadou, Gerassimos Kekkeris and Mary Kalantzis.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The region of Greek Thrace is an interesting case of analysis because of the multicultural identity of the communities living in the area as Greeks, Muslims with Turkish origin, Roma, Pomaks, Armenians and Greek Pontios. This paper is based on a research among immigrant women, recently migrated to Greece from former Soviet Union countries to Greek Thrace. The aim of this research is to describe the immigrants’ efforts to adapt to the demands of today’s world and detect whether these women use new technologies and have access to and use of the ICTs. Whether, they participate in studies and employment of computer sector, and which of the ICT appliances they use more frequently and for what reason. Furthermore, what experiences and needs of ICTs they have, what enables and hinders this use, whether the access gap is a product of gender-specific factors or of socioeconomic differences between men and women or stereotypes and concrete attitudes of the locals towards them.

Keywords: Gender, ICT, Greek Pontios, Thrace

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.27-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 567.330KB).

Keratso Georgiadou

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Prof. Gerassimos Kekkeris

Assoc. Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Prof. Mary Kalantzis

Dean, College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Altona, VIC, USA


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