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Title:Computer Literacy Development in Early Childhood
Author(s):Lee, Tony Byungho
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Daniel J. Walsh
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Abstract:This research explored how young children learn to use computers at home and school. A qualitative case study was conducted in one family and one kindergarten classroom. Participant observation and video recording was used to collect data. The findings indicate that (a) children using computers show both individual-oriented and group-oriented characteristics; (b) children gradually shift from assisted performance by adults to unassisted and self-regulated performance during computer activities; (c) home and school have distinctive environment of using computers; and (d) children start to produce peer culture of using computers which is parallel to school computer culture. Neo-Vygotskian perspective provides a framework to understand the dynamics of scaffolding between participants and peer culture produced in this process. Implication for parents and teachers are discussed.
Issue Date:2006
Description:154 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3250280
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006

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