An Investigation of the Impact of Literacy Training on Performance Gaps in the Computer Skills of Low-Performing Eighth Graders

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Title: An Investigation of the Impact of Literacy Training on Performance Gaps in the Computer Skills of Low-Performing Eighth Graders
Author: Thomas, Rollinda Alicia
Advisors: Paul Bitting, Committee Member
Alan Reiman, Committee Member
Ellen Vasu, Committee Chair
Jane Steelman, Committee Member
Abstract: This research effort investigates relationships among factors that typically impact student performance in computer skills. The study utilizes a causal-comparative (ex post facto) research design to examine the effects of several variables on the computer skills of low performing eighth grade students. Students from two county school systems were selected for inclusion in comparison groups. The relative contribution of literacy training, reading comprehension, race, and family income will be considered using multiple regression analysis. The results will be examined for the difference in effect sizes and⁄or existence of interactions between variables. The findings will be summarized at the conclusion of the study, along with possible implications for future research and instructional planning.
Date: 2006-11-07
Degree: PhD
Discipline: Curriculum and Instruction
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/4245


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