Beyond a battery hen model? : a computer laboratory, micropolitics and educational change

Grieshaber, Susan J. (2010) Beyond a battery hen model? : a computer laboratory, micropolitics and educational change. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31(4), pp. 431-447.

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This paper investigates what happened in one Australian primary school as part of the establishment, use and development of a computer laboratory over a period of two years. As part of a school renewal project, the computer lab was introduced as an ‘innovative’ way to improve the skills of teachers and children in information and communication technologies (ICT) and to lead to curriculum change. However, the way in which the lab was conceptualised and used worked against achieving these goals. The micropolitics of educational change and an input-output understanding of computers meant that change remained structural rather pedagogical or philosophical.

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ID Code: 38153
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: school renewal; computer laboratory; educational change; micropolitics; information and communication technologies
DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2010.484920
ISSN: 0142-5692
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Routledge
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2010 23:42
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:16

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