The technologicalization of education in China: A case study of the home-school communication system

Chung Tai Cheng

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This article regards the social implications of human–robot interaction in education in the specific sociocultural context of China. In particular the Home–School Communication System is taken as a case study. The first part of the article introduces how the standardized and automatized system helps student monitoring and school communication. The opinions of the different types of users involved (teachers, parents, and students) are then examined so as to look at the social impact of the system for care services and for communication services between teachers and parents. Through cross-cultural aspects concerning comparisons of education in Chinese and in Western societies, the article suggests that such kind of mediated communication may gradually change the role of teachers and parents in theChinese context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robots from a Human Perspective
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319156729
ISBN (Print)9783319156712
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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