ERIC Number: ED064932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Harvard University Program on Technology and Society 1964-1972. A Final Review.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Technology and Society.
Eight years of research by the Harvard University's Program on Technology and Society are summarized. Lengthy abstracts of the 29 books and 164 articles that resulted from the Program, as well as interim accounts of projects not yet completed are presented. The report is divided into four parts; institutions (including business, education, and medicine), political and economic organization, culture and life-style, and technology-society interaction. Several of the abstracts in the education section discuss problems arising from meshing new technologies with old institutions. One study points to institutional changes required before schools can take advantage of new educational technologies. Another discusses the economic and social cost-effectiveness of these technologies. A third argues that the absence of agreed upon educational goals makes educational institutions especially resistant to change. (MG)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Political Socialization, Social Change, Social Influences, Technological Advancement, Technology
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Sponsor: International Business Machines Corp., Cambridge, MA. Boston Programming Center.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Technology and Society.