DIGITAL DIVIDE AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ON THE ISLAND OF LESVOS. A RESEARCH ASSESSMENT
ABSTRACT The use of Information and Communication Technology-ICT in primary education can be beneficial not only for students but also for educational system as a whole. The purpose of this research study is to explore the particular areas where digital divide exists and to specify potential inequalities when primary school students use ICT, in the island of Lesvos.
The qualitative research applied uses two methodological techniques; namely, participant observation and semi-structured interviews. Seventeen semi-structured interviews were conducted with primary school teachers and participant observation method was carried out in thirteen primary schools, all taken place in Lesvos. The aim was to examine the acceptance of ICT by the school environment as well as the digital divide between pupils.
Keywords: ICT, primary education, students, qualitative research