Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Gaps within the digital divide exist between those who have access to technology and those who do not. In an economy that is driven by technological progress, it is a fact that the nation's most disadvantaged students still continue to fall deeper within the divide due to inadequate access to technology, lack of resources, and poor technology integration in their schools. This literature reviews examines these disparities as they relate to Title I schools and investigates the extent to which socioeconomic constraints, funding allocations, and technology integration affect students and teachers alike. Findings conclude that the digital divide affects Title I schools on multiple levels which suggest that closing the gap for these disadvantaged students requires multiple efforts for change, particularly towards the inception of professional development programs for teachers and within the national government where federal funding and legislation originate.
Carpenter, Heather, "The digital divide : how access to technology effects education within Title I schools" (2010). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 410.