Questioning Technology: Electronic Technologies and Educational Reform / Edition 1by Karen A. Ferneding
Pub. Date: 09/28/2003
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
This book revisits current technocentric educational reform policy and examines the meaning of educational reform within the context of a technological society and globalized market economy. Having colonized the politics of educational reform, technocentrism has narrowed the social space of educational reform discourse by invalidating alternative social visions… See more details below
This book revisits current technocentric educational reform policy and examines the meaning of educational reform within the context of a technological society and globalized market economy. Having colonized the politics of educational reform, technocentrism has narrowed the social space of educational reform discourse by invalidating alternative social visions germane to the tradition of social justice and the development of a civic society. This book interrogates current technocentric discourse through the voices of educators who engage in the practice of «questioning technology» and raises significant issues regarding the dominance of a technology-based reform agenda, techno-utopianism as a dominant social vision, and the positioning of teachers within school cultures reconfigured by control technologies and performity. Educators need to create a deliberative approach to technology adoption, for only by assuming a more questioning stance toward the adoption of technological innovations can we hope to avoid technological determinism and take responsibility for the consequences of our inventions.
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Table of Contents
|List of Tables|
|Introduction: The Politics of Educational Reform in a Technological Society||1|
|Ch. 1||The Social Vision of Technological Determinism||21|
|Ch. 2||Alternative Visions: Questioning Technocentrism||41|
|Ch. 3||Technocentric Reform and the Rationalization of Teachers' Work||89|
|Ch. 4||The Story of Shelton Valley Middle School||109|
|Ch. 5||The Story of Zepeda Elementary School||147|
|Ch. 6||Embracing the Lifeworld: Understanding the Technopessimism of Educators||201|
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