The children's machine: rethinking school in the age of the computer

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BasicBooks, May 13, 1993 - Computers - 241 pages
In his classsic book, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and powerful Ideas, Seymour Papert set out a vision of how computers could change school. In The Children’s Machine he now looks back over a decade during which American schools acquired more than three million computers and assesses progress and resistance to progress.

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THE CHILDREN'S MACHINE: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer

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The genially unorthodox author of Mindstorms (1983) again makes a stimulating case for computers as a primary route to knowledge, revising and expanding earlier observations in view of disappointing ... Read full review

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Papert heralds the computer as a device that- though often misused by schools to maintain the current status quo- can give students the opportunity to learn to love often maligned subjects such as ... Read full review


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Papert is Lego Professor of Mathematics and Education at MIT, where he is also cofounder of the Artificial Intelligence and Media Laboratories.

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