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ERIC Number: EJ883981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 47
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 115
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
New Technology and Digital Worlds: Analyzing Evidence of Equity in Access, Use, and Outcomes
Warschauer, Mark; Matuchniak, Tina
Review of Research in Education, v34 n1 p179-225 2010
In this chapter, the authors take a broad perspective on how to analyze issues of technology and equity for youth in the United States. They begin with "access" as a starting point, but consider not only whether diverse groups of youth have digital media available to them but also how that access is supported or constrained by technological and social factors. From there they go on to the question of "use," analyzing the ways in which diverse youth deploy new media for education, social interaction, and entertainment. They then move to the question of "outcomes," considering the gains achieved by diverse groups through use of new media as measured by academic achievement, acquisition of 21st century learning skills, and participation in technology-related careers. Finally, they include one example--the disparities of involvement in computer science study--to illustrate how issues of access, use, and outcome are intertwined. (Contains 12 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth