Technology: The New Segregator
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Foster, J. (2004). Technology: The New Segregator. In R. Ferdig et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 809-813). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2004
Atlanta, GA, USA
Richard Ferdig, Caroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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These papers discuss the ways in which today's technology serves to segregate society and marginalize segments of our global community. The "digital divide" serves, today, to do to sections of our society what segregation did in the '60s and before. According to the NTI Administration, the number of Americans accessing the Internet has grown rapidly in the last 20 years; yet, in the midst of this general expansion, the "digital divide" between minorities in and European Americans has continued to widen. African and Hispanic American households continue to trail European American households in their access to computers and the Internet. African American and Hispanic households are approximately one-third as likely to have home Internet access as households of Asian/Pacific Islander descent, and roughly two-fifths as likely as European American households. The gaps between European American and Hispanic households, and between European American and African American households, are now approximately 7 percentage points larger than they were in 1997.
- Learning Language Arts Literacy and Character Education by Design
- The Digital Divide an age old question?
- School Change with Technology: Crossing the Digital Divide
- Mistaking Computers for Technology: Technology Literacy and the Digital Divide
- Technologies for Orchestration
- Using a Free and Simple Web-Based Service to Encourage the Use of WebQuests in Teacher Education
- Student Teachers’ Beliefs to Teaching with WebQuests in the Classroom
- Interactions as the key for successful Web 2.0 integrated language learning: Interactions in a planetary community
- Motivational Aspects of WebQuest Design
- Using WebQuests as an Introduction to Methods
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