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Future of Children

2000 Volume 10, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Children and Computer Technology: Analysis and Recommendations

    Margie K. Shields & Richard E. Behrman

    Examines how computer use affects children's development, disparities between rich and poor, and how computers enhance learning, noting risks and benefits. Recommendations to improve computer... More

    pp. 4-30

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  2. Children and Computers: New Technology--Old Concerns

    Ellen A. Wartella & Nancy Jennings

    Places current research on children and computers in historical context with earlier research on the mass media, noting recurrent patterns in 20th century media research. Concludes that to inform... More

    pp. 31-43

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  3. Who's Wired and Who's Not: Children's Access to and Use of Computer Technology

    Henry Jay Becker

    Analyzes national survey data on children's differential access to computers at home and school, noting varying conditions that affect how children experience computers. In 1998, over 75 percent of... More

    pp. 44-75

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  4. Changing How and What Children Learn in School with Computer-based Technologies

    Jeremy M. Roschelle, Roy D. Pea, Christopher M. Hoadley, Douglas N. Gordin & Barbara Means

    Explores how computer technology can help improve how and what children learn in school. Highlights several ways technology can enhance how children learn by supporting four fundamental... More

    pp. 76-101

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  5. Use of Computer Technology To Help Students with Special Needs

    Ted S. Hasselbring & Candyce H. Williams Glaser

    Reviews the role of computer technology in promoting the education of children with special needs within regular classrooms, discussing: technologies for students with mild learning and behavioral ... More

    pp. 102-22

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  6. Five Commentaries: Looking to the Future

    Milton Chen, Jane M. Healy, Mitchel J. Resnick, Laurie A. Lipper, Wendy Lazarus & Chris J. Dede

    Five experts from various disciplines provide their perspectives on the role of computers in children's lives, discussing ways to ensure that computer technology is used equitably, effectively, and... More

    pp. 168-80

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  7. Federal Programs To Increase Children's Access to Educational Technology

    Linda G. Roberts

    Describes new federal programs designed to support access to educational technology for all children. Programs relate to: school and library access; community access; distance learning;... More

    pp. 181-85

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  8. What Children Think about Computers

    Surveyed Internet-using children about their experiences with and perceptions of computer technology. Respondents valued the role of computers in their lives for entertainment, accomplishing goals,... More

    pp. 186-91

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