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35 Digital Learning for Developing Asian Countries (Book chapter)

Book title: Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia

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ISBN: 9781138908499 9781315694382 Year: Pages: 15 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Education
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Abstract

Education – that is, the development of knowledge, skills, and values – is an important means by which to empower individuals in a society. As both a means towards and an outcome of
gaining the capabilities necessary to participate in and contribute to society, education is an
essential enabler in many social aspects, such as economic growth, poverty reduction, public
health, and sustainable development, especially in today’s knowledge society. At the same
time, however, education can still be a social institution that reflects and reproduces the social,
cultural, and economic disadvantages that prevail in the rest of society (Bourdieu & Passeron,
1990). For example, students who are discriminated against socio-culturally
or who are economically
poor are more likely to receive an education that is characterized by inadequate infrastructure,
few qualified teachers and encouraging peers, and outmoded pedagogical practices,
which often results in a lower quality of life.

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