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ERIC Number: ED439315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Technology and Cultural Change: Implications in Counseling Taiwan Chinese Families.
Yang, Julia
Technological modifications to people's set of values in terms of work, education and family are reexamined and redefined in this paper. The paper recommends that the technological impact on families needs to be studied in a context of cultural change. It examines technology's impact on Taiwan Chinese families in the contexts of cultural transition and human relationships. Findings suggest that technological advances can bring enhanced communication and quality of life to families, but that technology can become problematic when the users confuse means with the ends. Counselors who are aware of both the promises and limitations of technology can develop better insights and strategies for dealing with families who are experiencing change due to cultural transition and technological advances. Counselors can facilitate the retaining of the best of family beliefs, as well as reconstruction of ethics and rearrangement of family relationships. It concludes that the social constructivist approach in counseling appears appropriate for working with Taiwan Chinese families. (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan