ERIC Number: ED060611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Realizing the Radical Relatedness of Technology and Education.
Komoski, P. Kenneth
There is an urgent need to fully realize (in the sense of comprehend) the extent to which technology and education are related in the modern world. This relatedness exists at a very deep conceptual level and its practical everyday social and educational implications have hardly begun to be realized (in the sense of being made real). Technology is the sum total of those activities which, in the aggregate, enable man to carry out almost any imaginable manipulation or modification of his external (material) or internal (behavioral) environments. The relationship of technology and education is, today, so close that in many parts of the world educational institutions are in the process of becoming little more than handmaidens of a demanding, world-wide technological master. To the extent that this tendency grows, we are faced with a closed technological-educational system whose success is not measured in terms of how it serves human need, but rather in terms of the system as an end in itself. However, the development and use of media of communications has also made information immediately available to the individual at his option. It is thus possible to restructure the educational system to make technology serve human needs, and this restructuring may best be carried out by those who have "opted out" of traditional education. (Author/JY)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.
Note: Paper presented Jornadas Adriano Olivetti De Education (Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 3-8, 1970)