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Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

Christo Sims

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163987
eISBN:
9781400885299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163987.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In New York City in 2009, a new kind of public school opened its doors to its inaugural class of middle schoolers. Conceived by a team of game designers and progressive educational reformers and ... More


Introduction

Christo Sims

in Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163987
eISBN:
9781400885299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163987.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how a technologically cutting-edge philanthropic intervention—in this case, the attempt to redesign the American school for the twenty-first century—ended up mostly remaking the ... More


Conclusion: The Resilience of Techno-Idealism

Christo Sims

in Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163987
eISBN:
9781400885299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163987.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book has shown that daily life at the Downtown School for Design, Media, and Technology involved a lot of rote and scripted behavior despite the reformers' promise of unprecedented creativity, ... More


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