Computers often evoke strong feelings in parents. On the one hand, there is a tangle of generational and class values, and on the other a desire to recruit children’s play for vocational training. At first computers appeared to be the ultimate fulfillment of adult desires to see play turned to a purposeful end, to use play for progress and child development-all this without children noticing the beneficial effects. Computers and the exploration of the Internet would make learning fun for children highly motivated by their intrinsic aptitude for computers.
|Title of host publication||Toys, Games, and Media|
|Editors||Jeffrey Goldstein, David Buckingham, Gilles Brougere|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9780805858297, 9780805849035|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jul 2004|