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Titolo:
What's the point of using computers? The development of young people's computer expertise in the home
Autore:
Facer, K; Sutherland, R; Furlong, R; Furlong, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ Bristol, Grad Sch Educ, Bristol BS8 1JA, Avon, England Univ Bristol Bristol Avon England BS8 1JA Bristol BS8 1JA, Avon, England Univ Wales Coll Cardiff, Sch Social Sci, Cardiff CF1 1XL, S Glam, Wales Univ Wales Coll Cardiff Cardiff S Glam Wales CF1 1XL 1 1XL, S Glam, Wales Univ Coll Wales, Sch Med & Visual Culture, Newport, Gwent, Wales Univ CollWales Newport Gwent Wales isual Culture, Newport, Gwent, Wales
Titolo Testata:
NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY
fascicolo: 2, volume: 3, anno: 2001,
pagine: 199 - 219
SICI:
1461-4448(200106)3:2<199:WTPOUC>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
computer games; gender; new technologies; the home; young people;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
35
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Facer, K Univ Bristol, Grad Sch Educ, 35 Berkeley Sq, Bristol BS8 1JA, Avon, England Univ Bristol 35 Berkeley Sq Bristol Avon England BS8 1JA England
Citazione:
K. Facer et al., "What's the point of using computers? The development of young people's computer expertise in the home", NEW MEDIA S, 3(2), 2001, pp. 199-219

Abstract

Despite the column inches and policy statements dedicated to arguing that young people need to use computers, very little is known about the reasons why young people themselves might value and acquire computer expertise. Drawing on a survey of 855 children and 16 detailed case studies of children'suse of computers at home this article explores the influence of software design, family discourses, peer group culture and gender identity on children's perception of the potential uses and benefits of ICT expertise. The article goes on to argue that young people value and acquire computer expertise primarily in order to achieve practical objectives and in relation to theconstruction of (gendered) peer group identities. Given these findings thearticle questions the continued emphasis in educational policy on the acquisition of decontextualized information and communications technology (ICT)'skills' within a rationale of future relevance to the workplace.

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