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ERIC Number: EJ1052037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Korean Parents' Perceptions on the Importance of Computer Usage for Themselves and Their Children: An Exploratory Study
Green, Tim; Ortiz, Robert W.; Lim, Hee Jeong
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v1 n2 p54-66 Mar 2009
Many families today have access to computers that help them with their daily living activities, such as finding employment and helping children with schoolwork. Minority families residing in the United States though often do not own home computers. With a greater number of immigrant families arriving to the United States, questions are raised whether parents unfamiliar with the new culture view computers as important teaching tools for themselves and their children. An exploratory study was conducted looking at Korean parents whose children were enrolled in a Southern California elementary school, since this minority group consistently falls within the top ten immigrant sending countries. The study's purpose was to examine parent perceptions on the importance placed on computer usage for themselves and their children. Findings suggest that Korean parents place a high value on computer usage and see it as vital to job success and academic achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; South Korea
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