ERIC Number: ED266440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Two Papers on the Role Computers Play in Education. Reading Education Report No. 62.
Bruce, Bertram; And Others
The use of the computer as an educational tool is examined in the two papers of this report. The first paper, "Taking Control of Educational Technology" by Bertram Bruce, considers what computers are and how they might be used productively in education. The paper notes that the biggest impact of computers may be in terms of the ways they contribute to the social organization of the classroom. The second paper, "Whose Computer Is Is Anyway?" by Sarah Michaels and Courtney Cazden, questions whether the use of computers in education will mitigate, maintain, or even increase existing inequalities, and points out that boys and students in wealthier school districts, for example, have more opportunities to work with computers and that there may also be socioeconomic status (SES) related differences in the kinds of instruction that students receive through computers. The paper argues that issues of fairness and general educational value should take precedence over existing social stereotypes and political barriers. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.