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

Synopsis

Computers, Curriculum, and Cultural Change is 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 Change includes 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.