Permissible Computing in Education defines and investigates the relationship between computer applications and current values and assumptions regarding computers. In addition, the author analyzes the consequences of this relationship in order to make recommendations for future computer applications to educational settings. Ragsdale first analyzes the psychology behind computer implementation in education. He examines present assumptions in educational computing and describes the evaluation of educational and computer needs. Various types of equity, including racial and sexual, possible through computer uses are addressed. Other chapters examine courseware development; artificial intelligence; appropriate programming and writing; student, teacher, and parent participation; and teacher training and research.