College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College

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  • Source:
    Online Submission, M.S. Thesis, Dominican University of California. 35 pp.
  • Publication Date:
    2010
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED512730
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      United States, California
    • Abstract:
      As we enter deeper into the 21st Century, there is a more urgent need to transform our educational system in the United States to better prepare our youth for the careers and technology of the future. This study examines how improving technology education at the high school level can improve the learning and college readiness of urban youth. It explores various reasons why it is imperative for our educational system to transform to fit the needs of a changing world and workforce, how denying technology education to some youth can diminish their opportunities and options for higher education and careers, and how small changes in one urban high school classroom impacted the learning of the students. The subjects of the study were students in a private, all girls' urban high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. These students participated the initial project during spring of their sophomore year. Additional data was gathered in fall of their junior year. A total of 28 completed the survey. Many of the students had very little experience with current technological tools. By the end of the project, the majority of students responded that they feel familiar and confident with new technology. This new awareness may help these students have further confidence to try something new.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      23
    • Physical Description:
      35
    • Education Level:
      High Schools; Higher Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2010
    • Accession Number:
      ED512730
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      O’KANE, E. V. College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College. 2010. Online Submission, [s. l.], 2010. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 10 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      O’Kane EV. College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College. Online Submission. December 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 10, 2019.
    • APA:
      O’Kane, E. V. (2010, December 1). College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College. Online Submission. Online Submission. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      O’Kane, Eileen Vollert. 2010. “College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College.” Online Submission. Online Submission. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      O’Kane, E. V. (2010) College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College, Online Submission. Online Submission. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 10 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      O’Kane, EV 2010, ‘College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College’, Online Submission, Online Submission, viewed 10 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      O’Kane, Eileen Vollert. “College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College.” Online Submission, Online Submission, 1 Dec. 2010. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      O’Kane, Eileen Vollert. “College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College.” Online Submission. Online Submission, 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      O’Kane EV. College Readiness of Urban High School Students in the United States: The Role of Technology in Preparing All Students for College [Internet]. Online Submission. Online Submission; 2010 [cited 2019 Dec 10]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED512730&custid=s8280428