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ERIC Number: ED086264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 9
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Humanizing the Data Processor and His Computer.
Cherry, Jim
The modern educator works in a society threatened by several potential revolutions and torn by the conflict between the philosophies of materialism and humanism. In this situation the data processor has a unique opportunity to contribute to educational efficiency and to human harmony, provided he adopts certain premises and procedures. Regarding the former, the student and the full range of his individual human needs must remain the central concern of the entire educational effort, despite increases in subject matter content and external pressures of all sorts. With respect to the latter, the data processing specialist should involve the whole spectrum of users in the design, evaluation, modification and operation of computer systems. The resulting systems can then be built so as to preserve the identity of individuals, to remain under the control of and accountable to proper authorities, and to promote the development of mutually beneficial partnerships among all those involved in education. (PB)
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