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ERIC Number: ED237376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Science, Technology, and the Human Equation: Developing a New Paradigm for Education.
Hartoonian, H. Michael
Since technology is a function within and a dominant part of the human equation, it is important to develop theories of social institutions and change consistent with the present electronic revolution, in order to avoid becoming "tools of our tools." Our intellectual and technological evolutionary process must change to accommodate the shift from concrete and finite resources to the abstract and infinite notions of resources characteristic of the "information age." The need for a social paradigm shift is evident when we observe the world economic and political interaction, the world-wide phenomena of structural unemployment, the position of knowledge as the major source of capital in our economy, and the social dislocation resulting when levels of moral and intellectual literacy are inadequate. Although knowledge and wisdom should have higher priority in an information society, educational programs emphasize information. The knowledge of the most social worth will eradicate areas of ignorance that are the most dangerous to human life and spirit, including arrogance, lack of a noble and ethical conception of self and community, and loneliness. In conclusion, current educational priorities must be re-evaluated, and instructional patterns that can best bring discipline, love, learning, and vision into the curriculum at all grade levels must be instituted. (LH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: Social Impact