Education-Technology-Power: Educational Computing as a Social Practice / Edition 1

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With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing technology a good idea?
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Nine studies analyze the use of computers in schools from the perspectives of who speaks of computing and how, pedagogy and power in the classroom, and when technology empowers. The topics include the everyday aesthetics of computer education, the gender and sociocultural context, using computer to connect across cultural divides, and computers and community development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791437988
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: SUNY Series in Frontiers of Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction: Data-Driven Democracy?
Social Assessment of Educational Computing
Hank Bromley

I. Discursive Practices: Who Speaks of Computing, and How?

1. The Mythic Machine: Gendered Irrationalities and Computer Culture
Zoƫ 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 and Suzanne de Castell

4. Computer Advertising and the Construction of Gender
Matthew Weinstein

II. Classroom Practices: Pedagogy and Power in Action

5. "I Like Computers, but Many Girls Don't": Gender and the Sociocultural Context of Computing
Brad R. Huber and 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 and Susan Jungck

III. Democratic Possibilities: When Does Technology Empower?

7. Control and Power in Educational Computing
Peter H. Kahn, Jr. and Batya Friedman

8. Using Computers to Connect Across Cultural Divides
Brigid A. Starkey

9. Learning to Exercise Power: Computers and Community Development
Antonia Stone



List of Contributors

Author Index

Subject Index

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