ERIC Number: ED456174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-10
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Counts 2001: The New Divides. Looking beneath the Numbers To Reveal Digital Inequities.
Education Week, v20 n35 May 10 2001
This report contains several articles that focus on the new digital divide, which is no longer just one wide gap between those with and those without computers, but is instead a series of divides that create inequities for different reasons. The first article explains how certain types of students are not getting the high-tech experiences they need in school. These include low income, minority, female, low achieving, rural, special needs, and limited English speaking students. The second article looks at how Pittsburgh's public schools are grappling with the human and technical nuances of the digital divide. The third article discusses how, with 20,000 technology services scattered across the country, schools and communities are seeing progress in closing the digital divide. The fourth article examines data from a survey of high school students that indicates that schools are not using technology as wisely or effectively as they could. The fifth article discusses new challenges as computer access spreads and schools look for ways to use technology to raise student achievement. The sixth article looks at how some states are taking more aggressive approaches than others to close the digital divide. The last section contains state profiles with demographic information and statistics on number of students per instructional computer and E-rate funding. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Public Schools, Rural Schools, Special Needs Students, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: Editorial Projects in Education, Bethesda, MD.