More than Access: Using Technology to Support a Culturally Relevant Literacy Program for Historically Underserved Inner City Children
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Tartakov, C.C., Leigh, P.R. & Phillips, C.B. (2003). More than Access: Using Technology to Support a Culturally Relevant Literacy Program for Historically Underserved Inner City Children. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 601-602). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2003
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Caroline Crawford, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Learning Together: Literacy for Life is a program designed to enhance literacy and technology skills of a targeted population of children. A three-week pilot program of Learning Together was implemented by three university professors and teacher educators who served as program directors and who enlisted the help of numerous volunteers. Participates with reported reading difficulties were selected after both the parents and students were interviewed prior to the start of the program. Learning Together concentrates on literacy through science, math, and visual and performing arts. Children engage in reading, writing, and computer activities directly related to these themes. Emphasis is also placed on cultural awareness and the program has a multicultural approach to learning. Computer technologies are used to assist in the writing exercises and to develop the portfolio artifacts that reflect their learning.
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