ERIC Number: ED412916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Computers and Classroom Culture.
Schofield, Janet Ward
This book explores the meaning of computer technology in schools. The book is based on data gathered from a two-year observation of more than 30 different classrooms in an urban high school: geometry classes in which students used artificially intelligent tutors; business classes in which students learned word processing; and computer science classes in which students learned programming. In addition, two dozen teachers and 250 students were interviewed. This book is for all those concerned with the changing shape of the classroom and the future of schools as well as for sociologists and psychologists interested in educational computing. The book is divided into seven chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) The GPTutor: Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom; (3) Computer Science 1: The Classroom and the Lab as Contrasting Learning Environments; (4) Computers in the Closet: Attitudinal and Organizational Barriers to Computer Use in Classrooms; (5) The Computer Room for Gifted Students: A (Bright, White Boys') Lunch Club; (6) Girls and Computer Science: Fitting In, Fighting Back, and Fleeing; and (7) Computers, Classrooms, and Change. A discussion of study methodology is appended. Author and subject indexes are provided. (Contains 251 references.) (SWC)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Artificial Intelligence, Change, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Computer Attitudes, Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Females, High School Students, High Schools, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Technological Advancement, Urban Schools
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th St., New York, NY 10011-4211 (paperback: ISBN-0-521-47924-x, $16.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-521-47368-3).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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