Equity-Centered Approaches to Educational Technology

  • Antero Garcia
  • Clifford H. Lee


This chapter reviews the perspectives and scholarship that address educational equity through the application of technology and digital tools. We first explore how equity is framed in global discourse and the role that educational technology has played in both addressing and perpetuating disparities in achievement. Policymakers, designers, and researchers have routinely attempted to use digital technologies to address the learning needs of historically marginalized populations. Before we examine these technological interventions in context, we must first explore the root causes of what “counts” as an achievement gap as well as what “counts” as technology.


Equity Educational technology Marginalized populations Achievement gap 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antero Garcia
    • 1
  • Clifford H. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Mills CollegeOaklandUSA

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