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Transforming Schools with Technology: How Smart Use of Digital Tools Helps Achieve Six Key Educational Goals


reviewed by Suzanne Damarin — April 16, 2008

coverTitle: Transforming Schools with Technology: How Smart Use of Digital Tools Helps Achieve Six Key Educational Goals
Author(s): Andrew A. Zucker
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 1891792822, Pages: 242, Year: 2008
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In Transforming Schools with Technology, Andrew Zucker identifies major concerns facing education today, frames related transformational goals, and discusses and provides examples of how today’s technologies can contribute to success in reaching the goal. The goals that frame this book are goals for the improvement of education per se, not the goals of education that drive much writing on the educational merits of technology. For example, Zucker’s second goal is making schools more engaging and relevant as opposed to the more common, narrower goal of using computers to engage students. Given the prevalence of technology throughout society, this is an important book for educational administrators and policy makers and for others concerned with the deployment of technology within schools.   As the title suggests, the book takes a very positive outlook on the promises of technology for education.  Framing his stance in the first chapter, Zucker considers seriously the positions of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 16, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15212, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 8:13:51 PM

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  • Suzanne Damarin
    Ohio State University
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    SUZANNE DAMARIN is a Professor in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at The Ohio State University. Her most recent publications include contributions to the the technology and mathematics chapters of Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education and a paper ”Thinking Feminism and Mathematics Together” to appear in Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society. She is currently working on projects concerned with rethinking the technology-related education of teachers.
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