ERIC Number: ED454553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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Investigating Home and School Computer-Mediated Communication Practices in Low Socio-Economic Communities.
Snyder, Ilana; Angus, Lawrie
A study in Australia is examining home and school computer-mediated communication (CMC) practices in low socio-economic communities. Using qualitative methods, the study aims to enhance the understanding of emerging communication practices associated with the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The research has already begun and will extend over a period of one year. It is based on close and concentrated observation and interviews, operating with reflective and developing explanatory accounts. The focus is on four families and the schools the children attend. Specifically being examined are the ways in which the four families use the new technologies to engage with formal and informal learning in home and school settings. The study aims to make a contribution to the understanding of emerging literacy/communication practices in home and school settings. Contains 15 references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communication Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Low Income Groups, Naturalistic Observation, Qualitative Research, Socioeconomic Status
For full text at http://www.aare.edu.au/00pap/sny00144.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia