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ERIC Number: EJ998295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0038-0407
Digital Dimension of Cultural Capital: The (In)Visible Advantages for Students Who Exhibit Computer Skills
Paino, Maria; Renzulli, Linda A.
Sociology of Education, v86 n2 p124-138 Apr 2013
We update theories of teacher expectancy and cultural capital by linking them to discussions of technology. We argue for broadening the span of culturally important forms of capital by including the digital dimension of cultural capital. Based on data from the third-grade and fifth-grade waves of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey-Kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K), results suggest a comprehensive model where teachers play a prominent, mediating role in the effects of computer proficiency on academic achievement. These findings have practical applications within classrooms, which can lead to a reduction in stratification. Our findings modernize and renew theoretical tools for understanding teacher and student interactions and the effects on achievement outcomes. (Contains 3 tables and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey