ERIC Number: EJ1019391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Culturally Responsive Computing in Urban, After-School Contexts: Two Approaches
Eglash, Ron; Gilbert, Juan E.; Taylor, Valerie; Geier, Susan R.
Urban Education, v48 n5 p629-656 Sep 2013
The academic performance and engagement of youth from under-represented ethnic groups (African American, Latino, and Indigenous) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) show statistically large gaps in comparison with their White and Asian peers. Some of these differences can be attributed to the direct impact of economic forces. But cultural factors also play a role. This essay will examine two culturally responsive math education technologies and report on evaluations of the technologies in urban out-of-school settings that suggest both approaches can be effective for integrating math education into urban, after-school contexts.
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Schools, After School Programs, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Integrated Curriculum, Minority Group Students, Cultural Influences, STEM Education, Heritage Education, Misconceptions, Popular Culture, Social Justice, Teaching Styles, Computer System Design, Evaluation Methods, Educational Strategies, Pretests Posttests, Interviews, Quasiexperimental Design
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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