Socioeconomic differences in elementary students’ ICT beliefs and out-of-school experiences
Computers & Education Volume 54, Number 4, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The purpose of the study was to explore possible links between student socioeconomic status (SES), beliefs about information and communication technologies (ICTs), and out-of-school learning resources. Grades 5 and 6 students (N=345) who were enrolled in one private and six public elementary schools in Greece, located in areas with different demographic characteristics, responded to a questionnaire addressing their ICT self-efficacy and value beliefs, out-of-school ICT access and activities, perceived parental support and regulation of home ICT activities, and access to sources of technological support beyond the family. Findings showed that students from all SES family backgrounds tended to have positive views about the value of ICTs, but students from low-SES families expressed lower confidence in their ICT skills. Parents from all SES backgrounds appeared to view equally favorably their children’s engagement with ICTs, and perceived parental support correlated highly with students’ ICT value beliefs. However, students from low-SES families appeared to have fewer opportunities to develop ICT competencies, which may explain why they expressed less positive self-efficacy beliefs. Findings stress the need for school ICT integration efforts to take into account student differences in prior experiences and to be coordinated with students’ home computer use.
Vekiri, I. (2010). Socioeconomic differences in elementary students’ ICT beliefs and out-of-school experiences. Computers & Education, 54(4), 941-950. Elsevier Ltd.
- Access to Computers
- Computer Attitudes
- Computer Uses in Education
- EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
- educational technology
- Foreign Countries
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Information Communication Technologies
- Parent Attitudes
- private schools
- public schools
- Self Efficacy
- Socioeconomic Status
- student attitudes
- Student Characteristics
- technology integration
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