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ERIC Number: EJ791676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Teens and Technology: Preparing for the Future
Hall, Georgia
New Directions for Youth Development, n111 p41-52 Fall 2006
In the past two decades, economic, technological, demographic, and political forces have stimulated major change in the learning and working landscape for young people. Understanding how to use computers and other technology for learning, productivity, and performance has become as fundamental to a person's ability to navigate through school and career as traditional skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic. As educators consider approaches to integrating twenty-first-century skills into the youth development experiences for older youth, this article proposes how it is important for them to recognize the gender and race differences in technology access and use. Understanding these differences will contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate youth service strategies around technology integration. In addition, this article examines the particular challenges that at-risk teens face and the possible learning resource role that technology may play. Finally, this article proposes several approaches for integrating technology into youth development experiences. (Contains 47 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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