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ERIC Number: ED566600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 103
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3394-7777-0
The Digital Divide through the Lens of Critical Race Theory: The Digitally Denied
Hollins, Stacy Gee
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri - Saint Louis
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine African American community college students' availability to technological resources and how that availability affects their success. In this study, technological resources include access to the internet, software, hardware, technology training, technology support, and community resources. This study included six community college professors and six African American community college students enrolled in a Midwest community college. A major tenet of Critical Race Theory, storytelling, was used to give voice to students who lack sufficient access to technological resources referred to as the digitally denied. Data from this study can create an awareness of students that lack technological resources at community colleges, universities, and community libraries. This study could also be useful to community college leadership who set policies and procedures and determine curriculum requirements that call for technological resources. The findings suggested that access to technological resources is a key factor that impacted the success of African American students in the community college. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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