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ERIC Number: EJ805602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1551-3696
Buried Treasure: The Impact of Computer Use on Young Children's Social, Cognitive, Language Development and Motivation
McCarrick, Katy; Li, Xiaoming
AACE Journal, v15 n1 p73-95 2007
Increasingly, young children are being exposed to computers at home and at school despite disagreement regarding the appropriateness and potential impact of technology on young children's development. Many views that predominant the debates lack empirical support and are too broad in their scope. This study examines the existing empirical studies from 1985-2004 on the impact of computer use on pre-schooler's social, cognitive, language development, and motivation. Findings are discussed within the framework of social and cognitive theories by Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606; Fax: 703-997-8760; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A