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Master of Arts in Education (MA)

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Urban Education, Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Education


technology integration, Common Core, digital equity, digital divide, urban


Enrique Dominguez Deleon, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


The issue of digital equity has become a concern among urban public schools. The lack of technology integration in urban classrooms is creating a digital divide that can consequently affect students' academic success with the implementation of Common Core State Standards and computerized assessments. The question of how digital equity can be accomplished through technology integration in order to narrow the digital divide is addressed in this project. Data sources for this thesis project included surveys conducted by major research centers such as NTIA, the Pew Research Center, and NCES. Additional data came from the analysis of previous research on digital equity and technology integration in public schools. The research revealed a disparity in technology access and usage in low-income urban schools. Research on digital equity, the digital divide, and technology integration were compiled to inform the development of a teacher workshop that addresses digital equity in urban public schools.

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