chapter  7
Summary, Issues, and Future Research Needs
Pages 14

Parents and teachers grapple with the daunting task of preparing today’s children to be tomorrow’s citizens, equipped to thrive in a technologically changing, culturally diverse, and intellectually demanding world. Guiding children to become computer literate is a journey that begins when children are very young and continues until independent computer skills are attained. The current research study offers strategies parents used in the home setting to scaffold young children’s emergent computer knowledge. Lessons learned from how parents guide children in the home setting might be considered for approaches teachers could utilize in the school setting.