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Heading for the Ha-Ha

by Brian Simpson - 1984

A ha-ha is a sunken fence, invisible from a distance, allowing a tantalizing, unobstructed view of the verdant pastures on the other side, but forming an impenetrable barrier. There is a ha-ha surrounding educational technology. My aim in this article is to investigate its nature and to see if anything can, or should, be done about it.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 4, 1984, p. 622-630
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 866, Date Accessed: 4/22/2021 8:00:01 AM

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  • Brian Simpson
    London, England
    BRIAN SIMPSON studied psychology and philosophy at Oxford University and went on to be personal skills training consultant and education methods adviser for IBM (UK). He is now an independent consultant, offering training and consultancy services in management and interpersonal skills, educational design, and instructor training and development.
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