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Gender, Ethnicity and Socio Economic Status: Are All High School Students Receiving the Same Training in Computer Technology?
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, , , Dowling College, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This research study evaluated if all students receive the same training in computer technology. Students were compared by gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. Data were collected from 134 students at a private liberal arts college. We concluded that in the case of ethnicity, there were no differences in students' perceptions of what educational technology training they received in high school and college. In addition, Spreadsheet, Advanced Word Processing, and PowerPoint Presentations showed a rising competency level as socio-economic status increases from low to high. Finally, males and upper-class students tend to report greater proficiency in spreadsheets, and females reported more knowledge of ethical use of computers than males.

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Morote, E.S., Brachio, B. & Manley, R. (2006). Gender, Ethnicity and Socio Economic Status: Are All High School Students Receiving the Same Training in Computer Technology?. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 797-810). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 24, 2020 from .

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