Tecnologías de Información: Indicadores de la inclusión digital

Translated title of the contribution: Information technologies: Indicators of social digital inclusion

Jesús Alberto Andrade Castro, María Susana Campo-Redondo

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The purpose of this work is to make an analysis of the Information Technologies (IT) theme and its participation in the Venezuelan social development. It is a contribution based upon an interpretative analysis, with the goal of understanding how the degree of participation of information technologies in the social development of the general Venezuelan population is evaluated. In this article, we analyze the need to reintegrate information society and its technological apparatus to new forms of citizens' participation; in the understanding of a historical continuous that associates technology and society in a social well-being process. Our premise is that participation of the people is kept anchored on an ideological basis, which represents an elitist notion; because it excludes a great part of human beings, and today, is still associated to the technological determinism that separates any responsibility we may have in the creation of a new society model. To sustain such ideas, we examine some of the traits of the public policies that, historically, have been used with the purpose of excluding the masses of citizens that have not had access to education, being based upon an ideological conception that denies civil participation to the social well-being, founded upon the discourses that legitimate social inequalities. Finally, an analytic diagnosis of the actual state of the IT in Venezuela is made, seeking to incorporate citizens to the highest levels participation, and we make some proposal to reach better and more levels of citizen participating into the digital education.

Translated title of the contributionInformation technologies: Indicators of social digital inclusion
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)49-73
Number of pages25
JournalRevista Venezolana de Gerencia
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Discourse
  • Exclusion
  • Information society
  • Information technologies
  • Knowledge society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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