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ICT training, employment, and youth: The case of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2008)
As information and communication technologies (ICT) increasingly penetrate different economic sectors, disadvantaged groups have more opportunities to participate. For disadvantaged youth, ICT training can help expand employment opportunities. This study seeks to analyze ICT training as a strategy for incorporating disadvantaged ...
Technology for employability in Latin America: Research with at-risk youth and people with disabilities
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2009)
Since the early 1990s, there has been an increasing interest and investment in information and communication technology (ICT) training centers designed to expand employability options for socially excluded groups in Latin America. This study examines programs that provide basic computer training for people with disabilities ...
New institutions and transformations: Computers and youth in low-income urban Guatemala and Brazil
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2009-06)
Exposure to crime and violence, discrimination, and a structural lack of institutional support for education and human development continue to plague at-risk youth in urban poor neighborhoods of Latin America. With the increase in share of private investment in human development projects, subsidized technology centers have ...
Work and play in the information age: Technology utilization in Boys & Girls Clubs of America
(Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), 2008-11)
This research examined technology-related learning opportunities for children at Boys & Girls Clubs. It considers Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) technology programs within the larger context of afterschool programs and for preparing youth for the 21st century workforce. The findings illustrate ways that specific programs ...