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She called, she Googled, she knew: girls' secondary education, interrupted school attendance, and educational use of mobile phones in Nairobi

She called, she Googled, she knew: girls' secondary education, interrupted school attendance, and educational use of mobile phones in Nairobi
11 pages

Authors
Zelezny-Green, Ronda

Editors
Sweetman, Caroline
Journal
Gender & Development Volume 22 Issue 1 Education

Publication date
20 Mar 2014

DOI
10.1080/13552074.2014.889338

Publisher
Oxfam GB
Routledge

Type
Journal article

Girls in Kenya commonly face multiple barriers to school attendance. At the same time, mobile phone use is growing throughout the country, and particularly in urban centres including Nairobi. As this technology spreads, the possibility increases of people using mobile phones for their own development purposes, including for education and learning. This article examines mobile phone use by girls at one secondary school in Nairobi, and in particular their attempts to mediate interrupted school attendance using this technology.

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