ERIC Number: ED039767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Effects of the Technological Mystique on Schooling.
Friedenberg, Edgar Z.
The crucial questions facing education in America are ethical, not methodological: Technology for what, and in whose service? In this paper the author first outlines the state of education as it regards socialization today. He finds the schools primarily a place to limit the freedom of children both physically and psychologically. He argues that there is potential in educational technology to alleviate some of the shortcomings of the schools, if society chooses to use it correctly. However, there must be radical philosophical changes in the minds of educators and change in the administration and structure of the institution of education if there is to be any real improvement in the quality of education in America. (JY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905