This case study compares the data from two secondary schools and attempts to contribute to a better understanding of the construct of parental influence on children's information and communication technology use at home. It identifies five components of parental influence: parents' information and communication technology (ICT) skills, parental monitoring, parental control, parental guidance and parental worries. The relationships among these components were often complex with intriguing similarities and differences among the participants. The findings suggest the existence of certain inequalities in education or, as the authors prefer to call it, the digital divide in education. Copyright © 2011 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011|
|Editors||Tsukasa HIRASHIMA, Gautum BISWAS, Thepchai SUPNITHI, Fu-Yun YU|
|Place of Publication||Thailand|
|Publisher||National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
CitationYu, M., Yuen, A. H. K., & Park, J. (2011). Parental influence on children's home computer use and digital divide in education. In T. Hirashima, G. Biswas, T. Supnithi, & F.-Y. Yu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 (pp. 595-602). Thailand: National Electronics and Computer Technology Center.
- Digital divide
- Educational inequality
- Parental influence
- Students' home ICT use