Gradations of Disappearing Digital Divides Among Racially Diverse Middle School Students

Communication and Information Technologies Annual

ISBN: 978-1-78350-629-3, eISBN: 978-1-78350-582-1

ISSN: 2050-2060

Publication date: 27 November 2014



This chapter will be beneficial to researchers who study the digital divide and those who seek to understand the myriad uses of computers among youth. It will also be beneficial for those who seek to integrate computer interventions in schools. This study includes one of the most diverse samples of middle school students in the United States. The results suggest that there are multiple dimensions to the digital divide and that patterns of use are changing among middle school youth.




This work was funded by a National Science Foundation Grant (#0429084; Shelia R. Cotten (PI)). The opinions expressed in this manuscript reflect those of the authors and not the National Science Foundation.


Cotten, S.R., Davison, E.L., Shank, D.B. and Ward, B.W. (2014), "Gradations of Disappearing Digital Divides Among Racially Diverse Middle School Students", Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 25-54.



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