Running head: USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH
Using A Sociological Approach
USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH
Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind is an article that illustrates
the difficulties that approximately five million low-income families in the US undergo when it
comes to Internet and Technology access. The digital divide has resulted in lack of access to WiFi internet in homes by the majority of learners across the nation because only a few homes can
afford internet and technological access. According to its key findings, students from these lowearning households face challenges in studying because they cannot conduct online research and
complete their homework on time, resulting in a situation that is known as the homework gap.
With the increased global use of technology and internet, many educators have resorted to online
research to increase the knowledge capacity of their learners. Thus, students are required to use
internet resources to complete their class work and assignments. Nonetheless, this digital divide
has left out many learners as there is a significant disparity between those students who can access
high-speed internet in their homes and those who are struggling to keep up. In states like Alaska
and California, learners from low-income household are forced to depend on school bus Wi-Fi to
complete their homework or crowd libraries and fast-food restaurants to use free hot spots.
This digital divide has led to the Federal Communications...