LAN Houses and truancy in Brazil October 1, 2009Posted by ippg in news.
Tags: brazil, education, ict
A neat article on the explosion of LAN Houses in Brazil, and the contrasting tensions between greater digital inclusion, entrepreneurship, and education (or rather, truancy). Having visited a standard secondary school in Brazil, I can’t imagine that truancy due to LAN houses is particularly concerning–not much in the way of education is available in the public schools that poor Brazilians have access to. It seems like LAN houses could be an excellent platform for connecting educational services with children of poor families.