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ERIC Number: EJ950477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Transnational Computer Use in Urban Latino Immigrant Communities: Implications for Schooling
Sanchez, Patricia; Salazar, Malena
Urban Education, v47 n1 p90-116 Jan 2012
This article examines the ways in which transnational Latino immigrants in urban communities use computer technology. Drawing from a 3-year ethnographic study, it focuses on three second-generation transnational female youth, their families, and members of their respective immigrant networks. Data were collected in both the United States and Mexico. Findings point to the ways in which urban Latino immigrants acquire technology and use this practice in binational, bilingual contexts. In addition, this research informs what we know about the digital divide, especially regarding bilingual Latino immigrants--a group sorely underrepresented in the literature on technology, communities, and schools. Implications for teaching are also addressed. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Mexico