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Keywords

Digital divide; Minorities--Education--United States;

Abstract

This research paper reviews motivational factors that affect the use of technology by minorities. The technology gap is taking a toll on individuals, communities, and Society at large. Sixty percent of jobs require skills with technology. Students with limited or no access to computers are falling behind in developing skills that are needed in college and in the job market. This lack of infrastructure strikes some as particularly worrisome because it comes at a time when the federal government is forcing individuals and communities to become more self-sufficient. The research cited in this paper addresses the existence of a digital divide, describes motivational barriers for minorities, suggests instructional strategies to motivate minorities, and provides examples and recommendations for what exists now.

Year of Submission

2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

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Date Original

2001

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 30 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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