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ERIC Number: EJ1161168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
Valid Issues but Limited Scope: A Response to Kitchen and Berk's Research Commentary on Educational Technology
Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v48 n5 p474-482 Nov 2017
In their Research Commentary, Kitchen and Berk (2016) argue that educational technology may focus only on skills for low-income students and students of color, further limiting their opportunities to learn mathematical reasoning, and thus pose a challenge to realizing standards-based reforms. Although we share the concern about equity and about funds wasted by inappropriate purchases of technology before planning based on research and the wisdom of expert practice, including inadequate professional development, we believe that Kitchen and Berk's commentary contains several limitations that could be misconstrued and thus misdirect policy and practice. [For "Educational Technology: An Equity Challenge to the Common Core" by Richard Kitchen and Sarabeth Berk, see EJ1088248.]
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-9840; Fax: 703-476-2570; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305K050157; R305A120813; DRL1313695