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ERIC Number: ED072262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Focus: Occupations and the World of Work. Information Series 5.
DeVore, Paul W.
Technology is now and has been the single most important factor in man's transition. Those in education are faced with deciding whether technology shall serve man or man will be forced to be a cog in the machine. In determining the function of education, the decision will be a value judgement involving one of these two choices: (1) Continuing to plan educational programs to meet short term occupational and economic goals, or (2) Changing the curriculum and focusing on long term goals based on a vision of man and his purpose. In the field of education, specifically industrial arts, great store is placed on working relationships with industry and suppliers. The focus of attention in industrial arts has not been on man as an individual but on man as part of the industrial process, together with the crafts and materials essential to the economic and technical process. There are those in the field of education, including industrial arts, who see an urgent need to reexamine the present posture and move toward a greater concern for man. The challenge for education is to aid man in understanding technology, if he is to control it. As a first step, all levels of education must forego the occupational-professional orientation of teaching and reemphasize education in the truest sense of the term. (Author/SB)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.
Note: Series 69 No. 6-4