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Failure to Connect : How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds -- and What We Can Do About It - Jane M. Healy

Failure to Connect

How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds -- and What We Can Do About It

Paperback Published: 15th October 1999
ISBN: 9780684855394
Number Of Pages: 352

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* When should children start using computers?

* How should schools incorporate computer use into their curriculum?

* Which types of computer software programs should be avoided?

* Are children who don't have computers in class and at home doomed to fall behind their peers?

Few parents and educators stop to consider that computers, used incorrectly, may do far more harm than good to a child's growing brain and social/emotional development. In this comprehensive and practical guide to kids and computers, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., author of the groundbreaking bestseller "Endangered Minds, " examines the advantages and drawbacks of computer use for kids at home and school, exploring its effects on their health, mental development, and creativity.

In addition, this timely and ey-opening book presents:

* Concrete examples of how to develop a technology plan and use computers successfully with children of different age groups as supplements to classroom curricula, as research tools, or in family projects

* Resources for reliable reviews of child-oriented software

* Questions parents should ask when their children are using computers in school

* Advice on how to manage computer use at home

Industry Reviews

Dr. Dorothy Rich Founder and President, the Home and School Institute, and author of MegaSkills: Building Children's Achievement for the Information Age Jane Healy knows what she is talking about. I strongly urge all educators, as well as parents, to read this new book now...before it's too late. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention Failure to Connect sounds a wake-up call for teachers and parents who believe that computers alone will solve our educational problems. The bottom line: Adult attention rather than gigabytes is what makes children grow.

ISBN: 9780684855394
ISBN-10: 0684855399
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 15th October 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1