Oversold and Underused

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Harvard University Press, 2001 - Education - 250 pages
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In 'Oversold and underused', one of the most respected voices in American education argues that when teachers are not given a say in how the technology might reshape schools, computers are merely souped-up typewriters and classrooms continue to run much as they did a generation ago. In his studies of early childhood, high school, and university classrooms in Silicon Valley, Larry Cuban found that students and teachers use the new technologies far less in the classroom than they do at home, and that teachers who use computers for instruction do so infrequently and unimaginatively.

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Oversold and underused: computers in the classroom

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Cuban (education, Stanford) has written extensively about school reform (e.g., How Scholars Trumped Teachers). In his latest work, he disputes the policymakers who have thrust computers into schools ... Read full review

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Larry Cuban is Professor of Education at Stanford University, and past president of the American Educational Research Association.

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