The Digitally Denied in Education (Chapter 10)
Jul 23, 2019 Higher Education in Africa and the United States: The Black Experience, NFP, pp. 229-245.
This book is a multidisciplinary analysis of selected issues and challenges that continue to shape the educational experience of blacks in post-colonial Africa and the post-civil rights United States of America. Thematically organized in two parts with a total of thirteen chapters authored by experts in the field of higher education, this book presents higher education from many perspectives of the humanistic and social science disciplines and thus helps readers to understand the subject in its totality. The chapters discuss higher educational traditions upheld in selected countries in Africa and selected topics in the United States of America and Africa during the colonial period or era of civil right movement, the changes and exchanges that occurred afterwards, and a comprehensive assessment of higher education policy outcomes in recent years.
American Libraries Association Top 10 Dissertations of 2015
May 2, 2016 American Library Association
As all doctoral candidates know, dissertations are rites of passage that facilitate a student’s transition into independent scholar, and to earn this passage, he or she must make an original contribution to the knowledge of the field. Sadly, dissertations are often overlooked as a source of information within our profession.
While the topics vary, these 10 dissertations can help inform practice in different types of libraries. And with that, we want to shine light on those scholars and the notable work they bring to the field.
The Digital Divide through the Eyes of Critical Race Theory: The Digitally Denied
Mar 1, 2014 Dissertation
The “digitally denied” in this research paper are the African Americans who are marginalized by the lack of software, hardware, and sufficient access to the internet. African Americans often lack equal access to technology experts and IT support in their schools and communities. Recent public press presents information that argues that the digital divide for African Americans has narrowed to the point of equity. The paper addresses this issue.