When schools close, the knowledge gap grows

Donna Celano, Susan Neuman

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Children in low-income and middle-income neighborhoods use library books and computers differently to gain information during the summer. Although the authors found that both sets of children used public libraries heavily, wealthier children were exposed to more print in books, used more educational computer applications, and received more adult support. The findings suggest an unequal use of information resources may lead to a widening knowledge gap between low- and middle-income children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-262
Number of pages7
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Volume90
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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When schools close, the knowledge gap grows. / Celano, Donna; Neuman, Susan.

In: Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 90, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 256-262.

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Celano, D & Neuman, S 2008, 'When schools close, the knowledge gap grows', Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 90, no. 4, pp. 256-262.
Celano, Donna ; Neuman, Susan. / When schools close, the knowledge gap grows. In: Phi Delta Kappan. 2008 ; Vol. 90, No. 4. pp. 256-262.
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