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ERIC Number: ED313139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of Computers in Early Childhood Education: A Growing Concern.
Tse, Miranda Siu Ping
A rationale for introducing computers in early childhood education in Hong Kong is presented. Findings from a survey of computer use in preschools, and case studies of preschools in which children use computers but do not achieve desired results, provide the background for this discussion. Arguments advanced for the use of computers concern children's ability to adapt, problem-solving techniques, and decision-making processes. It is asserted that children who use computers in a well-planned manner will adapt to the demands of a fast-changing technological world and become familiar with a variety of tools. The computer provides an enormous data base for use in problem solving. The use of software packages geared toward decision making and self-directed learning will encourage children to assume responsibility for their own learning, develop interest in their work, and become lifelong learners. Teachers and educators have the job of seeing that computers are used sensibly. Vignettes highlight problems identified in the research. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong