The Efficacy of Digital Inclusion Educational Projects in Communities with High Social Vulnerability

Francisco Roberto Ferreira dos Santos, Ildefonso Rodrigues Teixeira


This article aims to discuss some of the factors that compromise the efficacy of digital inclusion educational projectsin communities with elevated social vulnerability, based on the evaluation of an unsuccessful experience. Theinfluence of some external parameters (social, political, cultural, and technological) have been analyzed, which havepotentially created chasms between the theoretical discussion and the true reality likely to be encountered in themajority of the public policies and programs concerned with digital inclusion.The polemic related to failure, the role of each of the participating sectors (educational institutions, localcommunities and society in general) have also been analyzed. The relevance of the synergy that these projects musthave has been considered as well in order to ensure that the implementation of educational initiatives in digitalcommunity spaces truly has their intended social relevance.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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