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ERIC Number: EJ823296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
When Schools Close, the Knowledge Gap Grows
Celano, Donna; Neuman, Susan B.
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n4 p256-262 Dec 2008
In a study conducted by the authors regarding children's use of library books and computers during the summer, the authors found that children in low-income and middle-income neighborhoods use such resources differently. Although the authors found that both sets of children used public libraries heavily, wealthier children were exposed to more print in books, used more educational computer applications, and received more adult support. The findings suggest an unequal use of information resources may lead to a widening knowledge gap between low- and middle-income children. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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