ERIC Number: ED182212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Article Booklet for the Eleventh Course by Newspaper Connections: Technology and Change.
Burke, John G.; And Others
Controversies involving science, technology, and society are explored in 15 articles written by historians, social scientists, management consultants, engineers, and experts in the history of science. Technological development in an historical context is the central theme of the booklet. Major issues discussed include effects, preconditions, and sources of technological change. The collection of articles is part of a series developed to present college level course material to the general public through cooperation of newspapers, public television, and 300 participating colleges and universities. Titles of the articles are: "Technology on Trial," by John G. Burke; "Silent Revolutions," by Peter F. Drucker; "How Terribly Technical," by Derek de Solla Price; "Occupational Destinies," by Joseph C. Gies; "Culture: The Link Between Nature and Technology," by Clarence J. Glacken; "The Influence of Societal Values," by Edwin T. Layton, Jr.; "Technology, Population, and Resources," by Kingsley Davis; "Incentives for Innovation: Technology and the Economy," by Nathan Rosenberg; "Science and Technology," by Robert P. Multhauf; "The Imperatives of Engineering," by Eugene S. Ferguson; "Wars: Hot and Cold," by Herbert F. York and G. Allen Greb; "The Government's Role in Technological Change," by A. Hunter Dupree; "The Mystery of Inventiveness," by Lynn White, Jr.; "Technology and the Seamless Web: Ethical Dilemmas," by Bertram Morris; and "Assessing and Directing Technology," by Melvin Kranzberg. Background information on the authors is presented following each article. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Agents, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Environmental Influences, Essays, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Industrialization, Life Style, Man Machine Systems, Newspapers, Political Influences, Social Change, Social History, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technology
Boyd & Frasier Publishing Company, 3627 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Extension.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 264-267