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RIDE. Revista Iberoamericana para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Educativo

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DOMINGUEZ CASTILLO, J. Gabriel; ALONSO-NOVELO, Valentín  and  QUINONEZ PECH, Sergio Humberto. Gender digital divide in Maya-speaking contexts of southern Mexico. RIDE. Rev. Iberoam. Investig. Desarro. Educ [online]. 2020, vol.11, n.21, e009.  Epub Mar 09, 2021. ISSN 2007-7467.

The digital divide phenomenon arose in the early 90s due to internet popularization and telecommunications and information use management development. Numerous studies and authors agree that the basic premise of the digital divide is the difference that exists between individuals and societies that have access to computing, telecommunications and internet technology resources and those that do not (Schielfe 2008, Van Dijk & Hacker 2003, Servon 2002, OECD 2001, Ginsburg, Sabatini & Wagner 2000). The importance of information as a necessary element for society to function properly is where this phenomenon has its main emphasis, since those who do not have access to information, or have marginal contact with it, are excluded from a successful incorporation to social development.

This work analyses results of a study focused on gender differences in the use of technologies during a training program called: Reduction of the Digital Divide in Vulnerable and Young People of Vulnerable Communities (REBREDIG-PJA) of a southern Mayan-speaking area of Yucatan. This study´s results are discussed concurring to Mexico´s National Development Plan (2013-2018) and National Digital Strategy (2013) guidelines and compared with parameters stated in Yucatan State Development Plan (2012-2018).

Keywords : Digital divide; gender; technology; social development; training program.

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