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The social shaping of Logo

Agalianos, A and Whitty, Geoff and Noss, Richard (2006) The social shaping of Logo. Social Studies of Science, 36 (2). pp. 241-267. ISSN 0306-3127

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Additional Information: Details: Agalianos, A., Whitty, G. and Noss, R. (2006) Social Studies of Science 36 (2) 241-267 Theme: 3 Key words: Educational change; educational computing; educational technology; information and communication technology in education; social studies of technology; sociology of education; sociology of technology. Field of enquiry: Sociology of school knowledge. Theoretical perspectives, analytical and/or empirical methods used: Interviews with relevant stakeholders. Original contributions to theory/methodology/policy/practice: Paper charts the fate of ‘Logo’, a radical philosophy of education and a related evolving family of computer languages that aid its realisation, between the late 1960s and 1990s. It shows how Logo was the product of complex social, technical, political and economic decisions. In this, it provides an analysis of the dialectical interaction between historical contingency and the intentions and aspirations of individuals and communities that relate to a particular innovation, but which has broader application. Refereeing procedures to which the output has been subject: International peer review. Proportional contribution of the author where output is jointly authored: One-third. ---------------------------------- Situated in the broader context of the “social shaping of technology”, this paper draws on empirical research which focused on the social processes involved in the development and evolution of a particular technology related to education, namely the evolution of the Logo programming language.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
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Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 16:44
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:41
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1742
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