Linking urban Latino families to school using the web

Barry Fishman, Jeff Kupperman, Ron Marx, Elliot Soloway

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Abstract

What happens when a community that has previously had very little or no exposure to the Internet receives Internet access at home? This paper describes a project that provided television set-top Internet access devices to Latino families as part of a project to link the school and home in an inquiry-based science curriculum. The early phases of adoption of the Internet and "NetTV" devices by families are described, with special attention paid to different ways families appropriate and make educational use of the Internet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-49
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Educational Computing Research
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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