The Grammar of the Machine: Technical Literacy and Early Industrial Expansion in the United States

The Grammar of the Machine: Technical Literacy and Early Industrial Expansion in the United States

by Edward Stevens
     
 

This important book shows how industrial expansion in antebellum America altered familiar patterns of education. Stevens demonstrates how advocates of technical literacy attempted to teach new skills and describes the tension between the liberal and vocational, the attempted reconciliation of experience and theory, and the efforts to merge a culture of print with a… See more details below

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This important book shows how industrial expansion in antebellum America altered familiar patterns of education. Stevens demonstrates how advocates of technical literacy attempted to teach new skills and describes the tension between the liberal and vocational, the attempted reconciliation of experience and theory, and the efforts to merge a culture of print with a non-verbal culture of experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300061062
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.67(d)

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