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ERIC Number: ED437033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-29
Pages: 49
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Developing a Comprehensive View of General Technological Literacy.
Van Duzer, Eric
A literature review was conducted to define technological literacy and its implications for the role of education in preparing citizens in a participatory democracy, as consumers and family members, for employment, and in the spiritual/philosophical dimensions of life as they relate to our conceptions of technology. A definition of technological literacy is advanced that provides a framework for the analysis. The literature review takes a needs-based approach to describe the nature of each domain (i.e., participatory democracy, daily life, work, dehumanization) and define what skills/knowledge are essential to technological competence in each. The essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable individuals to confront technology, comprehend essential aspects of it, put it into an appropriate/functional context, and control it, are discussed. Each domain is analyzed in detail along these four dimensions (i.e., confront, comprehend, contextualize, control) with a set of summary grids that provide an overview. (Contains 50 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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