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ERIC Number: EJ914061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Families and Home Computer Use: Exploring Parent Perceptions of the Importance of Current Technology
Ortiz, Robert W.; Green, Tim; Lim, HeeJeong
Urban Education, v46 n2 p202-215 Mar 2011
Many families today have access to computers that help them with their daily living activities, such as finding employment and helping children with schoolwork. With more families owning personal computers, questions arise as to the role they play in these households. An exploratory study was conducted looking at parents whose children were enrolled in a Southern California elementary school. The study's purpose was to examine parent perceptions of the importance placed on computer usage for themselves and their children. A total of 596 surveys were returned from parents. Findings suggest that parents place a high value on computer usage and see it as vital to job success and academic achievement. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California