Cultural Transformation: An Exploratory Case Study on Latinx Internet Access

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dc.contributor.author McWhorter, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-29T21:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-29T21:31:34Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12520/53
dc.description.abstract The ramifications of Latinx families being exposed to increased access to the Internet, through school district programs sending home Internet-capable devices with students, was unknown. There exists a need to conduct research in order to understand what affects forced, increased access to the Internet might be having on the home culture of Latinx families. The research fills a gap in research on how Latinx families perceive, view, and make use of technology forcibly sent into homes. Using a framework of critical race theory was appropriate for examining a racial group and a phenomenon experienced by the group. Latinx families explained the affects Internet-capable devices sent home were having on Latinx home culture. Further compared and contrasted were cultural differences experienced from previous limited access to the Internet to increased access of the Internet. Latinx families shared perceived benefits and detriments experienced with the school district initiative in sending home Internet-capable devices. The overall purpose of the exploratory case study was to understand how increased access to Internet-capable technology affected Latinx home cultural dynamics as well as lingering effects from the transition. The research subjects were 17 randomly sampled Latinx families who had students participating in the Internet-capable device take-home initiative enacted by one particular school district. Coding and member checking wereas used on the questionnaire, in-depth interviews, and a focus group in which all 17 families participated. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Latinx en_US
dc.subject Access and Equity en_US
dc.subject Internet Access en_US
dc.subject Computers en_US
dc.subject Latino en_US
dc.subject Hispanic en_US
dc.subject Student Technology en_US
dc.subject Family Technology en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject Student en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Culturally Relevant en_US
dc.subject Critical Race Theory en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject Home Technology en_US
dc.title Cultural Transformation: An Exploratory Case Study on Latinx Internet Access en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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