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Re: <nettime> Use of Computers in Preschools
David Slayden on Mon, 12 Dec 2005 23:28:38 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Use of Computers in Preschools

David is more than a little correct in pointing out that the  lack of  
understanding or knowledge on the part of teachers in regard to  the  
effective use of computers is a large problem. It  is also easy and  
convenient for administrators to wrongly conceive the value of  
computers, and this is often done with little  thought relative to  
who will use the computers, how they will be used, and how they can  
be maintained and developed as tools. Computers exist within school  
systems as tangible evidence that progress is being made. "Look! We  
have computers." They look good on the itemization of expenses and in  
the eyes of taxpayers. They are tangible and evident. Learning is not.

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