The Dragon in the School's Backyard: A Review of Literature on the Uses of Technology in Urban Schools

The Dragon in the School's Backyard: A Review of Literature on the Uses of Technology in Urban Schools

Terry Kidd (University of Texas Health Science Center, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jicte.2009010107
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Abstract

The introduction of technology into classrooms during the 1980s was heralded by many as the dawn of a new era in American education. Proponents argued that technology had the potential to fundamentally transform the nature of teaching and learn­ing. However, over time, this dream became a nightmarish reality. Likewise, educa­tors concerned about the chronic underachievement of urban learners often fell prey to the allure of technology as a tool for reversing the his­torical influences of poverty, discrimination, inequity, chronic under­achievement, and lack of opportunity. However, twenty-five years after the introduction of the computer into the classroom, many of the expec­tations associated with technology in education remain unrealized. This chapter hopes to discuss some of the issues and trends associated with technology adoption and usage at urban schools.

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