ERIC Number: ED232278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Integrating the Planning of Education and Technology.
Gonod, P. F.
To clarify the relationships among education, employment, and technological research, this study constructs a planning model based on these areas' component fields and their complex interrelationships. Emphasizing that little research has been done on the relationships of education and technology and that little understanding has been achieved of the patterns of technology transfers, the author sees the education system as an historical and socializing organism within which operate material, administrative, and pedagogical structures. The purpose of education, it is noted, is determined on the basis of the objectives chosen for the system at all levels--for the daily operational missions as well as for the broader educational goals. The movement towards more specialization, moreover, is characterized as preventing the formation of unified models of knowledge and fragmenting administrative organization in education. The system of technological production and dissemination is then analyzed in several aspects: its relation to scientific information, its transferring of information among sectors of society and between nations, and its administrative layers. The author sees the integration of technologies as a contribution to the growth of a technological culture and gives attention to developing countries' problems with the regulation and structure of spreading technologies. Concentrating finally on the central role of employment in bringing together systems of education and technology, the study concludes with projections for research into the relationships of the systems in the next century. (JW)
Descriptors: Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Models, Science Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Systems Analysis, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Technology, Technology Transfer
Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. H.42; Frs. 10.00; also available in French).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.