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E-inclusion in Finland and Italy in the light of statistical data

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  • Franck Tétard
  • Nicola Villa
  • Joanna Carlsson
  • Erkki Patokorpi
  • Milena Casagranda

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    (DISA, Faculty of Economics, Trento University)

  • Sara Tomasini
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    Abstract

    When young people drop out of school they are in great danger of being marginalized in society. Immigrants are another group of people who for several reasons often find it difficult to become integrated into their new home country. In both cases some less formal way of learning might help these groups avoid social exclusion. Well thoughtout development and application of new advanced technologies would be likely to level the way for continued education, communication and democratic participation in society. The term e-inclusion refers to these electronic means and how they could be applied to hindering social exclusion. This study compares the situation of school drop-outs and immigrants in Finland and Italy in the light of statistical data. It paves the way for a European research and development project whose aim is to study problems of e-inclusion in Finland and Italy empirically as well as develop technological and pedagogical solutions to them.

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    Paper provided by Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Italy in its series DISA Working Papers with number 0810.

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    Length: 11 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2008
    Date of revision: 28 Nov 2008
    Handle: RePEc:trt:disawp:0810

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    Keywords: mobile learning; e-inclusion; disadvantage groups; immigrants; drop outs;

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