Overview of Digital Divide and Democracy Awareness: Primary School Students' Opinions

Yildiz H., SEFEROĞLU S. S.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.39, no.171, pp.86-98, 2014 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 171
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-98
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, opinions of students were collected for the sake of determining relationship between ICT access, ICT literacy, and the democratic consciousness. In the framework of the descriptive and relational study method, the working group consisted of 979 students from 28 cities who attend 7th and 8th grades of elementary school during the year of 2010-2011. In order to collect the data, three instruments were used. For the analysis of the data, frequency, percentages chi-square and Kruskal Wallis tests were used. According to the results of the survey it was confirmed that 34.8 percent of the participants neither have access to internet nor computer at home. Partidpants' democratic consciousness level doesn't vary according to ICT access and ICT literacy.