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Native Hawaiians, Technology Access and Socioeconomic Factors
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, Mid-Pacific Institute, United States ; , Kamehameha Schools, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Two factors contributing to academic success are socioeconomic status and home technology access. According to a 2000 US Census report, Native Hawaiians had the lowest mean family income of all ethnic groups surveyed. Not surprisingly, they were found to test at the bottom of all ethnic and racial groups in Hawaii. This gap between Native Hawaiians and others is an indicator of a larger national issue of the digital divide that explores the connection between socioeconomics, technology access and academic success. This research analyzed data from a 2008 Native Hawaiian well-being survey to determine if home technology access differed between Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians and found that there were no significant differences. From a broader perspective, socioeconomic status and home technology access was also examined, and consistent with previous studies, was found to have a strong relationship.

Citation

Hines, M. & Tomita, D. (2009). Native Hawaiians, Technology Access and Socioeconomic Factors. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1055-1063). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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