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Computer Environments for Children: A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education


reviewed by Judith McConnell Falk 1988

coverTitle: Computer Environments for Children: A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education
Author(s): Cynthia Solomon
Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0262691256, Pages: , Year: 1988
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The power and potential of computers in education is seriously examined by Solomon. Through a thoughtful analysis of the underlying theoretical issues that have characterized the development of educational computing, she provides a foundation for discussion about educational uses of computers, and suggests one possible route into computing for educators. The advent of computers in schools offers a new opportunity to improve the quality of education. In order to use computers today in a way that will not be obsolete in live years, Solomon challenges us to take a deeper look at the theoretical issues that guided research laboratory projects in the past (p. 1). Four exemplars are discussed, representing the innovative research of the 1960s and 1970s. Each research laboratory presents a different theoretical conviction and illustrates a different model of how computers can be put into practice. Solomon plunges the reader into the world of computers by presenting a thorough... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 89 Number 3, 1988, p. 441-444
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 572, Date Accessed: 10/16/2017 10:01:52 PM

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