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Computers at School?


by Israel Scheffler 1986

We are now heading back in the old formalistic direction, with the insouciant amnesia that has become a hallmark of our educational history. Then, the slogans were "excellence," "mastery," "structure," and "discipline"; and the devices were teaching machines, programmed instruction, and new school curricula prepared by experts in the disciplines. Now, the slogans are "excellence," "basics," "minimum competences," and "standards" and the devices are television and, more particularly, the computer.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 87 Number 4, 1986, p. 513-528
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 659, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 7:04:52 AM

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