ERIC Number: ED238415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Turtle--A Paper on Papert. (Sociological Implications of Computer Education for Women and Minorities).
Walker, Alice D.
Using the book "Mindstorms--Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas" as a reference point, this paper deals with the sociological challenges raised by Seymour Papert and explores such issues as the role of computers as carriers of powerful ideas and the seeds of cultural change. Recent studies are cited indicating that although the computer has the potential to raise the educational aspirations of all students, a significant gap exists between rich and poor, urban and rural, and large and small school districts, as well as between male and female and Caucasian and minority groups. Suggestions are offered for developing constructive strategies for change. Twenty-two references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Games; LOGO Programing Language; Papert (Seymour); Turtle Graphics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, January 20-24, 1984).