26 March 2012

The Hammer Narrative

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This is a great example of The Hammer Narrative. You know, it's the assumption that instructional challenges are best solved technologically. The Hammer Narrative deftly distracts educators, parents and community members from the socio-political, historical and economic contexts in which education and its' instructional challenges exist. The Narrative legitimizes "educationalizing social problems" and big money's 
unsubstantiated claims about their tools and services.