Computers, Curriculum, and Cultural Change: An Introduction for Teachers

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L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999 - Computers - 300 pages
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Computers, Curriculum, and Cultural Changeis a comprehensive introduction to using computers in K-12 settings. It includes not only the "nuts and bolts" of educational computing and up-to-date coverage of hardware and software issues, but is distinguished by its emphasis on the deeper questions of how computers are redefining the way we teach and learn. More specifically, the questions addressed include:
* how computers are changing our culture and society;
* how they are changing the traditional curriculum, the work of teachers, and the work done in schools;
* the use of computers as tools for increasing efficiency and productivity in the curriculum; and
* the concept that the computer is not only a tool for efficiency, but actually a means of enhancing our intelligence.

Supported by its own Web site, with links to major computer and educational sites, Computers, Curriculum, and Cultural Changeincludes many special features, such as case studies, activities for reflective practice, model curriculum plans, questions for discussion, software evaluation models, and model acceptable use policies.

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Gene Provenzo is one of the nation s leading scholars in the foundations of education. He holds the rank of full professor at the University of Miami. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He has authored over ten books and has contributed chapters to many more. He has authored scores of articles in a wide range of areas in education. His recent projects include Teaching, Learning, and Schooling (Allyn & Bacon, 2002), a critically-oriented introduction to the foundations of education textbook, and the forthcoming Readings in Educational Thought (SAGE, 2005).

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