Welcome to Cyberschool: Education at the Crossroads in the Information Age / Edition 1

Welcome to Cyberschool: Education at the Crossroads in the Information Age / Edition 1

by David Trend
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742515648

ISBN-13: 9780742515642

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Welcome to Cyberschool is a book about two highly charged and often emotional discussions in today's society. One concerns the optimism and promise surrounding information technologies of computers and the internet; the other involves the growing pessimism and despair about the nation's schools. These narratives of technological optimism and educational pessimism

Overview

Welcome to Cyberschool is a book about two highly charged and often emotional discussions in today's society. One concerns the optimism and promise surrounding information technologies of computers and the internet; the other involves the growing pessimism and despair about the nation's schools. These narratives of technological optimism and educational pessimism converge with increasing frequency, as school groups, community leaders, and political rivals battle each other over the best way to wire the nation's schools, computerize every classroom, and "leave no child behind." Welcome to Cyberschool is the first book-length analysis of this confluence of technology and education in the information age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742515642
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Culture and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Politics, Technology, and School Chapter 2 Utopian Promise and the Digital Divide Chapter 3 The Education Business Chapter 4 Welcome to Cyberschool Chapter 5 Myths of Cyberdemocracy Chapter 6 Reading Cyberculture Chapter 7 Broken Promises and Democratic Possibilities

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