The Digital Lives of African American Tweens, Teens, and Parents: Innovating and Learning with Technology
The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University and the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at George Mason University have release an executive summary and full report on research entitled, The Digital Lives of African American Tweens, Teens, and Parents: Innovating and Learning with Technology. Made possible by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the study was designed to understand the degree to which and in what ways African American families are using and learning with technology outside of formal learning environments such as schools. Their findings support the notion that the shortage of young African Americans going into STEM fields is not due to lack of interest in, enjoyment of, or confidence about using computers, but rather the insufficiency of resources to support their aspirations.
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