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The Role of Computer Education in the Social Empowerment of Muslim Minority Women in Greek Thrace


Keratso Georgiadou

This book explores the Muslim minority women’s perceptions of how computer education can lead them to social participation. Moreover, it discusses the contribution of (administrative) members of the community to this effort. The analysis of quantitative findings shows that Muslim women in Greek Thrace exhibit a more western-oriented behavioural intention to use computers. By evaluating multiple interviews, the author presents how women use the potential of computer education for social participation and empowerment. In doing so, she emphasises the role of information and communications technology as a window to the outside world.


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This research would not have been possible without the help, support, and active interest of many people around me. I hope that I managed to include everyone in the following section and ask forgiveness of those who feel they should have been mentioned. I would like to express my appreciation for the kind support of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and the Department of Primary Level Education that have allowed me to complete this research. I am most grateful to a supportive and cohesive committee. My deepest appreciation goes out to my advisor and committee chair, Prof Gerassimos Kekkeris for his valuable assistance, and by doing so, encouraged me to perform at higher levels than I thought pos- sible. He made me believe in myself while continually giving me chances to enter in the scientific community from the very beginning of our collaboration. In particular, I thank the members of the scientific committees Prof. Eleni Taratori and Prof. Christina Metaxaki for intellectually challenging me and my work. I am deeply grateful to Prof. Mary Kalantzis at Urbana- Champaign Illinois who has an incredible amount of knowledge in the field of education. She took the time to share her knowledge and to articulate a respect for my own experiences during my research. I highly appreciate the time she has invested in this. I am grateful to Assoc. Prof Sabahat Sansa at the Bogazici University Istanbul, my Turkish “mother”, who has been supporting me for the last decade. She read several drafts...

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