Digital Equity, Social Justice and Teacher Education
Bonnie Bracey, Thornburg Center/GLEF, United States ; Raymond Rose, Concord, United States ; Kevin Rocap, LIU Brooklyn, United States ; Vic Sutton, Thornburg Center, 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
Panel on digital equity, social justice and teacher education: Digital equity has for years now been a major challenge. Children, youth and families in the USA face very different educational opportunities because of race, ethnicity, immigrant status, language status, poverty or low income, special needs and opportunity gaps. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita brought the issues of domestic poverty briefly into the headlines, but the Federal government response may even worsen the problems if social spending is cut to be able to fund relief efforts. Meanwhile, the US digital divide mirrors even bigger differences of access and opportunity across the world. These will be debated at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), whose proceedings will conclude in Tunis in November 2005. The panel will explore the US and the international challenges of the digital divide for the classroom.
Bracey, B., Rose, R., Rocap, K. & Sutton, V. (2006). Digital Equity, Social Justice and Teacher Education. 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. 775-777). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).