Editor’s note: What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they’ll start teaching themselves English . . .
Editor’s note: Never take your eye off what the kids are up to – here are nine reasons not to.
Editor’s note: A short article introducing Paul Harris’s book Trusting What You’re Told: How Children Learn from Others. ‘Children recognize early on that other people are an excellent source of information. And so they ask questions. But youngsters are also remarkably discriminating as they weigh the responses they elicit,’ says Harris.