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Interrogating Gender Divides in Technology for Education and Development: the Case of the One Laptop per Child Project in GhanaSteeves, L., & Kwami, J. - 2017 - Studies in Comparative International Development, 52(2), 174–192
The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project aims to make low-cost computers accessible to the “world’s poorest children,” presuming that the gadgets will support their empowerment via education. The project’s success globally, however, has been mixed at best, with many countries terminating their purchases due to cost, inadequate infrastructure, and negative side effects. In October 2010, Ghana suspended the country’s 3-year participation. This study examines the complex history and failure of...