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ERIC Number: EJ801405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1750-497X
Pacific Voices: Educational Technologies for Literacy Learning
Skouge, James; Boisvert, Precille; Rao, Kavita
Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, v1 n1 p25-35 2007
Purpose: To describe how literacy-learning strategies and educational technology were integrated in Pacific island classrooms. Design/methodology/approach: The paper discusses the unique context and setting of a five-year initiative that introduced educational technologies to classrooms in the Northern Pacific islands. Several of the literacy strategies that were most valued by the Pacific educators, particularly the creative uses of audio and video technologies in classroom contexts, are highlighted in the paper. Findings: Provides detailed information on how educators can implement similar projects in multicultural settings. Practical implications: The paper provides strategies and information for educators who work with culturally diverse and indigenous populations and highlights how cultural wisdom and knowledge can be melded with new technologies. Originality/value: This paper discusses how technology transfer and training can be done in culturally-appropriate and relevant ways. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A