IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S REASONING AND USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY IN LIFELONG LEARNING

  • David Hallberg Department of Health in Global Transitions The Swedish Red Cross University College and Department of Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University
  • Henrik Hansson Department of Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University
  • Anders G. Nilsson Department of Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University
Keywords: Information and communications technology, lifelong learning, immigrant women, integration, Swedish tuition for immigrants

Abstract

This paper explores the reasoning and use of information and communications technology (ICT) in lifelong learning by immigrant women. Data were collected from semi-structured and unstructured interviews. The study was carried out primarily in a school environment, which also makes it possible to draw conclusions about the connection between learning in and outside school environments. Most participants experienced major differences in the use of and access to ICT after moving to their new country. Most women use and access ICT, even if not of their own volition. Providing a summary of some of the benefits and barriers that emerged, our study has shown that it is important to distinguish the way someone reasons about ICT and their actual use of it. No account was taken of cultural differences between the participants’ countries of origin. This study made it possible for the immigrant women to voice their experiences, knowledge, and feelings about their situations in school and in everyday life.

Published
2016-11-06
How to Cite
Hallberg, D., Hansson, H., & Nilsson, A. G. (2016). IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S REASONING AND USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY IN LIFELONG LEARNING. Seminar.net, 12(1). Retrieved from https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/seminar/article/view/2339
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Articles