[IAEP] Books and educational achievement

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Tue May 25 19:50:14 EDT 2010

> This study seems to make a powerful argument in favor of ramping up the
> quantity of e-book content on school servers.
> Books in the home as important as parents� education level
> http://www.unr.edu/nevadanews/templates/details.aspx?articleid=5450&zoneid=8

Thank Chris

Even more interesting when read with http://www.pisaresconf09.org/user_uploads/files/context/room2/Kluttig_Peirano_Vergara.pdf

"There is a low, significant and positive effect of the use of computers at
home regarding school achievement. Furthermore, the frequent use of
the computer at home impacts positively learning in science."

There are indications that enriching the home environment is as important or more important than the school environment. This is a powerful argument in favour of the OLPC take home policy.

It is still unclear whether the effect comes from the quantity of resources, the quality of resources or parents' valuing of knowledge. Nevertheless a strong argument for the provision of ebooks and other take home resources.


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