Chapter Title

Equity and Technology

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Book Chapter

Department/Program

Education

Publication Date

8-31-2005

Book Title

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development

Publisher

M. E. Sharpe

City

Armonk, NY

Volume

1

First Page

308

Last Page

311

Abstract

"Technology has always occupied an important space within the American education system. Serving mainly as an instructional aid for the teacher, technology has varied in form beginning with the blackboard (and textbook) to more advance devices such as the radio, film, television, and videotape recorder (VCR). The introduction of technology to schools in many ways is part of the discussion on the purpose of education. Debates on the purpose of education have varied from socializing students to the cultural values of American society by emphasizing the precepts of democracy (e.g., citizenship); preparation for the workforce; to the development of a "deep understanding of the political, racial, economic, scientific and technological realities that confront the survival" of students of color (Madhubuti 1998, 5). In other words, whatever the purpose of education, technology has served as a mechanism to convey it..."

ISBN

978-0765612687

Equity and Technology

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