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ERIC Number: EJ1160776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
Culturally Responsive Computing as Brokerage: Toward Asset Building with Education-Based Social Movements
Lachney, Michael
Learning, Media and Technology, v42 n4 p420-439 2017
Bridging schools and communities has been a goal, if not hurdle, for reformers who aim to improve the education of low-income and underrepresented students from the bottom-up. Strategies to create these connections are often characterized as "brokerage", where individuals or organizations bridge two or more social worlds. This paper details the design and implementation of educational technologies that support the brokering of school-community connections using a "culturally responsive computing" (CRC) framework. Culturally responsive education is often limited to content and learning styles, which misses the opportunities it creates for a brokerage process that also connects to education-based social movements for economic access in underrepresented communities. This paper provides empirical support for the claim that the CRC framework is well suited for both purposes. It allows schools and communities to build assets together, translating the knowledge and skills of underrepresented communities into math and computing education, while illuminating the ways in which technologies can motivate education-based social movement building.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Grant or Contract Numbers: DGE0947980