ERIC Number: ED213592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Twenty-First Century Technology and the Global Environment: Developing a Cause/Effect Relationship Perspective Among Proactive Action Students.
Peters, Richard O.
Technology, defined as power to build or to destroy, affects both the natural and social environments. Technological societies are characterized by five elements: green revolution, industry, medicine, biology, and space technology. To demonstrate that individuals and groups perceive the effects of these aspects differently, a summary of nine pro and ten con viewpoints is presented. In order for students to cope with changing technologies and their impact on the present and future world, they need to acquire the knowledge, thinking skills, participation skills, and commitment to civic action which will help them become responsible global citizens. A "Proactive Action Model" is presented as one means of achieving this goal along with a sample unit on modern technology's effects upon the natural and human environment. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Horizons, The Center for Applied Ecosocial Studies, Plaistow, NH.