ERIC Number: ED485010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 9
How Culturally Responsive Are Public School District Websites to The Needs Of The Latino Community?
Cifuentes, Lauren; Green, Marybeth; McNamara, Jim
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, Oct 19-23, 2004
The research team identified and tested six criteria that operationalize cultural responsiveness as a factor for evaluating school district Websites: cultural utility, representation of diverse cultures of target populations in graphics, percentage of website topics translated into Spanish, the content of topics translated, the level on which translation takes place, and the level on which website navigation elements are translated into Spanish. Fifty school district Websites were evaluated. Findings indicate lack of cultural responsiveness on websites and that cultural responsiveness should be added to website evaluation instruments.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.