The Child and the Machine

How Computers Put Our Children's Education at Risk

Alison Armstrong and Charles Casement



Alison Armstrong began simply as a parent wanting to know more about the decision to increase the use of technology in her children’s schools. What she learned was not at all what she expected to find and led her to team up with Charles Casement to produce The Child and the Machine. Instead of discovering well-designed studies that supported what the educational technology enthusiasts were saying, namely, that computer use enhanced the outcomes of education, the sobering facts of hundreds of school visits, studies and expert interviews led inescapably to the conclusion that our uncritical rush to use computers in schools has been one of the most expensive and most counterproductive “revolutions” in education history. Very highly recommended!

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