A Sociocultural View of Technology and Learning: Coming to Grips with the Digital Divide

By:
Dr Clyde Winters
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Research makes it clear that the digital divide is growing. As a result, many poor, African American and Latino students are failing to obtain adequate exploitation of technology in their learning. In this presentation we discuss the attitude of African American parents toward technology in the schools. It provides insight into how technology is used by students to promote their own generation of knowledge and how parents perceive the use of technology in the education of their children. The results indicate that children in intercity schools are acquiring valuable skills needed to use technology in their learning, that they can apply to their future participation in exciting new economies which will be a part of the 21 Century. It also allows us to understand parental guidance and assistance of their children in the use of technology in school and at home to produce their own educational products.


Keywords: Technology Equity Issues, Sociocultural Theory, Computers
Stream: Technology in Community
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Sociocultural View of Technology and Learning, A


Dr Clyde Winters

University Lecturer, College of Education, Governors State University
USA

Academic Credentials: Ph.D. Loyola University, 2000, Educational Psychology Minors: Research Methods; Special Education; Curriculum and Instruction M.S. Chicago State University, 1994, Education - Special Education M.A. University of Illinois, 1973, Social Science B.A. University of Illinois, 1973, Sociology/History Research Interests: Brain-based learning, educational linguistics and student attributions Publications and Presentations: Books: Career Development Activities for Language Arts and Social Studies (6th Grade Social Studies Lessons). Chicago: Chicago Public Schools, 1998. Structured Curriculum Handbook A Resource Guide for Grade Six Social Science First Semester. Chicago: Chicago Public Schools, 1999. Expecting More: Program of Study Grades 9 and 10 Social Science. Chicago: Chicago Board of Education, 1997. Expecting More: Program of Study Grades 6, 7 and 8 Social Science. Chicago: Chicago Board of Education, 1998. Recent Articles: Brain based learning and special education. In Thomas E. Deering (Ed.), Teacher Education (pp.128-167), Anu Books, Shivaji Road, Meerut India (ISBN: 81-85126-91-7). Popular culture, critical pedagogy and the African American Print Media". In James J Van Patten (Ed.) The future of Education Issues and Trends (pp.164-184), Anu Books, Shivaji Road, Meerut India (ISBN: 81-85126-102-7) Emotion, neurobiological learning and classroom instruction, Research Journal of Philosophy and Social Science,No.1-2, pp.23-34.


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