Permissible Computing In Education: Values, Assumptions, And Needs

Hardcover | May 1, 1988

byR. G. Ragsdale

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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.

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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 fir...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1988Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275928942

ISBN - 13:9780275928940

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?The book aims to make explicit some of the value bases that support the various uses of computers in education. Permissible computing' considers underlying assumptions about values, education and technology, specifically computers. Subsequent chapters examine critical questions about the uses of computers in education, seeing them as value-laden technology. Assumptions concerning the possible effects of educational applications are also examined. The topics covered are: needs assessment and evaluation; equity; artificial intelligence; courseware development and evaluation; programming and writing; the student role; the teacher role; the parent role; and teacher development and research.?-Educational Technology Abstracts