Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America


reviewed by Shuchi Grover - November 10, 2009

coverTitle: Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America
Author(s): Allan Collins and Richard Halverson
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807750034, Pages: 192, Year: 2009
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Allan Collins and Richard Halverson’s compelling argument for rethinking education may be encapsulated thus: We are not going to fix education by fixing the schools. They are a 19th century invention trying to cope in the 21st century…If schools cannot change fast enough to keep pace with the advances in learning technologies, learning will leave schooling behind. Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology urges education stakeholders to envision a new kind of education that decouples learning and schooling. It is a timely call for innovation that will extend learning throughout life, and prime Americans for success in the fast changing technology-mediated 21st century information society. This book joins the contentious debate on school reform but with a bold new premise – redefine the very notion of “school”. It makes a credible case for abandoning myopic moves to integrate technology in the classroom that only amount to Cuban and Tyack’s (1995)... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 10, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15828, Date Accessed: 11/18/2019 12:42:04 AM

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