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

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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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Chapter 6: Conclusions and Recommendations

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6. Introduction

The purpose of the research was two folds:

• Empirically validate the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and analyze how it varies across behavioural intention to use the computer.

• Explore contribution of computer education to social empowerment of Muslim minority women and detect thoughts and aspects of key informants about the potential of social participation of minority women through computer education.

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