ERIC Number: ED416843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Use of Electronic Technologies in the Home (Based on Structured Interviews with 14 Children, Their Parents and Their Teachers from a Wide Cross Section of Urban Sydney).
Downes, Toni; Reddacliff, Cathy
The overall aim of the study "Children's Use of Electronic Technologies in the Home" was to examine the access to and use of electronic technologies in the homes of primary-school-aged children. The impact of electronic technologies on the children's lives, particularly with reference to their schooling was also discussed. This stage of the study extended the findings of two previous studies through a closer examination of children's use of computer technologies in "technology rich" families and explored the perceptions and beliefs of children, parents, and teachers about the children's use of the computer technologies in their homes, particularly as they relate to learning and schooling. Fourteen children from ages 10 to 12 years old kept a daily record of their home computing activities for two weeks, and were interviewed about their computer use. The parents and teachers of the children were also interviewed. Results are presented in the following categories: "The Family Computing Environment"; "The Use of the Computer for Work Within the Home"; "The Use of the Computer for Recreation Within the Home"; "The Impacts of the Computer on Family Life"; "The School Computing Environment"; and "Common Themes in the Home and the School." (Contains bibliography.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Compaq Computers (Australia).; Western Sydney Univ., Macarthur (Australia).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia