Roma women in greek thrace: Becoming computer literate

Keratso Georgiadou, Gerassimos Kekkeris, Mary Kalantzis

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-550
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Greek Thrace
  • ICT
  • Roma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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