Reflections on the History of Computers in Education

Early Use of Computers and Teaching about Computing in Schools

  • Arthur Tatnall
  • Bill Davey

Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (volume 424)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Joke Voogt, Alfons ten Brummelhuis
    Pages 83-93
  3. Denise Leahy, Dudley Dolan
    Pages 164-173
  4. Ben-Zion Barta, Liora Shapiro, Daniel Millin, Ephraim Engel
    Pages 174-196
  5. Kevin R. Parker, Bill Davey
    Pages 203-211
  6. Bert Zwaneveld, Victor Schmidt
    Pages 212-238
  7. Jari Koivisto
    Pages 239-245
  8. Anne McDougall, John S. Murnane, Sandra Wills
    Pages 394-407
  9. Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey
    Pages 417-422
  10. Back Matter

About this book


This book is a collection of refereed invited papers on the history of computing in education from the 1970s to the mid-1990s presenting a social history of the introduction and early use of computers in schools. The 30 papers deal with the introduction of computer in schools in many countries around the world: Norway, South Africa, UK, Canada, Australia, USA, Finland, Chile, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Israel and Poland. The authors are not professional historians but rather people who as teachers, students or researchers were involved in this history and they narrate their experiences from a personal perspective offering fascinating stories.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 1
  • Bill Davey
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-55118-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55119-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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