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ASSESSING HOW LOW-INCOME ADOLESCENTS PERCEIVE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY: A CASE STUDY AT A COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA

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Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the views of low-income minority adolescents toward computer technology. Bourdieu’s (1979/1984) cultural capital theory provides the backbone to the theoretical framework, with other theories providing supporting and opposing views that involve cultural and social influences on attitudes. Five African American adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16, residing in a low-income area participated in this case study. The results suggest that the cultural capital of each of the participants appears to have had a positive effect on their adoption and implementation of computer technology.
Title: ASSESSING HOW LOW-INCOME ADOLESCENTS PERCEIVE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY: A CASE STUDY AT A COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA.
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Name(s): Patten, Angelina Cohen, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the views of low-income minority adolescents toward computer technology. Bourdieu’s (1979/1984) cultural capital theory provides the backbone to the theoretical framework, with other theories providing supporting and opposing views that involve cultural and social influences on attitudes. Five African American adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16, residing in a low-income area participated in this case study. The results suggest that the cultural capital of each of the participants appears to have had a positive effect on their adoption and implementation of computer technology.
Identifier: WFE0000025 (IID), uwf:60737 (fedora)
Note(s): Ed.D.
Division of Instructional and Performance Technology
Doctorate
Subject(s): Digital divide, computer technology, low-income adolescents, adolescents perceptions about computers, instructional technology, community technology centers
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000025
Restrictions on Access: public
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Host Institution: UWF

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