The Purposes of Schooling and the Nature of Technology Chapter uri icon


  • 2013 Sense Publishers. All Rights Reserved. Early in my career, I taught middle school science and mathematics in South Central Los Angeles. One day, a sixth-grader, Marcus, was doing what he had done every day since school began-nothing. Each day, he arrived on time and sat in his chair, with no paper, no pencil, no homework, and no books. As the year progressed, I became increasingly frustrated with Marcus' refusal to do anything despite my multiple attempts to engage him in the class.

author list (cited authors)

  • Olson, J. K.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Olson, Joanne K

Book Title

  • The Nature of Technology

publication date

  • June 2013