Immigrant Family Perspectives on Information and Communication Technologies use in Homes, Kindergartens and Schools in Basel Switzerland: A Case Study.
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AbstractThis paper reports on preliminary findings from a work in progress in Basel, German Speaking Switzerland. The study explores ICT use in immigrant families and their children's kindergartens and primary schools. Findings on technology use in 40 immigrant families and the kindergartens and schools that their children attend are given. Themes arising out of the data include the digital divide, equality in education as well as pedagogical discourse. Given the range of technologies available, parents should not be isolated in their efforts to use technology as one tool of many to maintain home language with their children.