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ERIC Number: EJ1097032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Technology Stalled: Exploring the New Digital Divide in One Urban School
Watulak, Sarah Lohnes; Laster, B. P.; Liu, Xiaoming
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v7 n2 p1-21 2011
A wide array of information and communication technologies (ICTs) are fundamentally changing the literacy lives of developing readers and writers (Coiro, 2007; Greenleaf & Hinchman, 2009). Our exploratory study examined the current practices and challenges for 21st century literacies--defined broadly as the skills, cultural competencies, and experiences necessary for active participation in the 21st century--and asked the question, How is technology used for literacy learning in the classrooms of one urban K-8 school? Although computer and multimedia technologies were available for use by teachers and students in many spaces throughout the school, technology did not play a significant role in literacy learning. Implications for literacy instruction within the context of 21st century literacies are discussed.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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