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ERIC Number: ED338112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Putting a Human Face on Educational Technology: Intergenerational Bilingual Literacy through Long-Distance between Parents of School-Age Children.
Sayers, Dennis; Brown, Kristin
An effort to foster intergenerational bilingual literacy by setting up technology-mediated partnerships between geographically distant parents of school children is described. The ethnic and linguistically minority parents who participated were from San Diego; Denver; and Caguas, Puerto Rico. This partnership between distant parents is part of a larger computer-based network of teacher partnerships called ORILLAS, which is coordinated by Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and the University of Puerto Rico. The parents were invited to learn how to use computers with their children and in the process to communicate with other parents and children. The resulting communication and teamwork based on sharing of skills is described, including the value of Spanish language proficiency. Bilingual booklets and books (including a book of proverbs) were developed jointly, as were a community newspaper and a collection of articles on technology and self-esteem. Previous formal research into ORILLAS teacher partnerships is reviewed. Contains 20 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego); Colorado (Denver); Puerto Rico