Cyber Spaces/Social Spaces Culture Clash in Computerized Classrooms

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-12-06
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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What happens when a new social technology is imposed on the established social technology of the school? This book presents an unusual application of critical cultural analysis to a series of empirical case studies of educational uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Drawing on research conducted over a ten-year period in three different regions of the Anglo-American "developed" world, it examines themes arising from the struggle for the social spaces and emerging cyber spaces of schooling; the role of identity projects in educational change; and the paradoxes which arise from these processes. The resulting analysis offers a rich--and sobering--perspective on the rush to technologize classrooms.

Author Biography

Ivor F. Goodson is Professor of Education at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester, and Chair of Education in the Center for Applied Research in Education at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Michele Knobel is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Education at the University of Central Queensland and Associate Research Specialist at UC-Irvine.

Colin Lankshear is Professorial Fellow at the University of Ballarat and Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Queensland.

J. Marshall Mangan is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada.

Table of Contents

Social Spaces/Cyber Spaces
Culture Clash in Computerized Classrooms
Downsizing the Watershed
Machines and Mindsets
Facing the Digital Challenge Far from Town
Paradoxes and Culture Clashes

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