Here are some suggested readings related to CTAN's interest in tinkering, equity, and afterschool education. Below are PDFs of the articles and book chapters that we have access to.
Blikstein, P. "Digital Fabrication and ‘Making’ in Education: The Democratization of Invention." In FabLabs: Of Machines, Makers and Inventors. Edited by J. Walter-Herrmann & C. Büching. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Publishers (2013): 1–21.
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Martin, L., and C. Dixon. "Youth Conceptions of Making and the Maker Movement." Paper presented at the Interaction Design and Children Conference, New York, June 2013.
Martinez, S. L., and G. Stager. Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. Torrance, CA: Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, 2013.
Petrich, M., K. Wilkinson, and B. Bevan. "It Looks Like Fun, but Are They Learning?" In Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators. Edited by M. Honey and D. Kanter. New York: Routledge, 2013.
Resnick, M., and E. Rosenbaum. "Designing for Tinkerability." In Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators. Edited by M. Honey and D. Kanter. New York: Routledge, 2013.
Vossoughi, S., and B. Bevan. "White Paper: Making and Tinkering." Washington, DC: National Research Council, 2014. Paper retrieved on October 15, 2014, from http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOSE/CurrentProjects/DBASSE_086842.
Vossoughi, S., M. Escudé, F. Kong, and P. Hooper, P. "Tinkering, Learning & Equity in the Afterschool Setting." Paper presented at FabLearn, Stanford, CA, 2013. Retrieved on August 24, 2014, from http://fablearn.stanford.edu/2013/papers/.