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|One Laptop Per Child’s Not Improving Test Scores, But Is It Still Achieving Its Goal?|
|Posted by: Susan Einhorn|
|Bloomberg Businessweek has called One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) a flat-out failure. PCMag published a slightly scathing column titled. “One Laptop Per Child Doesn’t Change The World.” Now, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has released a study claiming the program hasn’t at all improved math or language test scores. To top it off, the program hasn’t affected time allocated to doing homework.
The study is based off data the IDB collected after 15 months of implementation in 319 primary schools in Peru. Implementation might just be the problem, however, given that teachers said OLPC hasn’t provided them with enough guidance on how to effectively integrate the computers and tablets into their courses.
|Source: BostInno (MA-USA) | Published: April 11th, 2012|
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