Gender Issues and Considerations: Explicating a Systemic Dilemma and Identifying Steps Toward Remediation

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Toward Digital Equity: Bridging the Divide in Education, Page: 115-128

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Schrum, Lynne; Geisler, Sandra
Pearson Education Group, Allyn & Bacon; NSUWorks
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Twenty-three nationally-known educators discuss educational technology and diversity, provide historical and philosophical insights into digital divide issues, and offer practical suggestions for teachers, administrators, and policy makers. This book is designed to help educators understand complex technology issues and to equip them to meet whatever challenges keep their students from having full access to a quality education through technology. It discusses how schools acquire hardware, software, and connectivity, and why some schools experience such success in these endeavors and others are heartbreakingly behind. Perhaps most importantly, it examines the most current research in the effectiveness of technology and pedagogy in diverse settings to make suggestions on how teachers can create powerful learning environments for all students. Technology coordinators, teachers and school administrators.