ERIC Number: ED425707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
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Education/Technology/Power: Educational Computing as a Social Practice. SUNY Series, Frontiers in Education.
Bromley, Hank, Ed.; Apple, Michael W., Ed.
This book is organized in three parts that address the following broad topics related to educational computing: discursive practices, i.e., who speaks of educational computing and how (chapters 1-4); classroom practices (chapters 5-6); and democratic possibilities, i.e., the constructive potential of the technology (chapters 7-9). Following an introduction, "Data-Driven Democracy? Social Assessment of Educational Computing" (Hank Bromley), the chapters include the following: (1) "The Mythic Machine: Gendered Irrationalities and Computer Culture" (Zoe Sofia); (2) "The Everyday Aesthetics of Computer Education" (Anthony P. Scott); (3) "Telling Tales out of School: Modernist, Critical, and Postmodern 'True Stories' about Educational Computing" (Mary Bryson & Suzanne de Castell); (4)"Computer Advertising and the Construction of Gender" (Matthew Weinstein); (5) "I Like Computers, but Many Girls Don't: Gender and the Sociocultural Context of Computing" (Brad R. Huber & Janet Ward Schofield); (6) "You Don't Have To Be a Teacher To Teach This Unit: Teaching, Technology, and Control in the Classroom" (Michael W. Apple & Susan Jungck); (7) "Control and Power in Educational Computing" (Peter H. Kahn, Jr. & Batya Friedman); (8) "Using Computers To Connect across Cultural Divides" (Brigid A. Starkey); and (9) "Learning To Exercise Power: Computers and Community Development" (Antonia Stone). Author and subject indexes are included. (Contains 347 references.) (DLS)
Descriptors: Advertising, Aesthetics, Community Development, Computer Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Context, Educational Practices, Educational Researchers, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Power Structure, Sex Differences, Social Environment, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
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