ERIC Number: ED248306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Equity and Microcomputer Use in American Public Education. ECS Working Paper LEC-83-15.
Future issues for equity in education are discussed in this paper. It is argued that computer literacy is increasingly becoming a key element in a child's education and future success. A growing body of evidence is cited which shows that access to microcomputers in the schools will be more limited for poor and minority students than for wealthier, majority students. It is also hypothesized that female students may not participate in advanced programs for mathematics, science, and related activities to the degree that male students will participate. Further data cited indicate that more computers are being purchased and made available by wealthier districts, and that more sophisticated student-computer interaction takes place within these districts. The paper concludes with a review of the potential assistance that Federal and State governments can provide to help achieve equity in this new field. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Law and Education Center.
Note: For other papers in this series, see UD 023 787-793.