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The Politics of Curriculum Change: Race, Hegemony and Power in Education
M. Christopher Brown II, and Roderic R. Land
New York, NY
"When Beverly Gordon remarked that the twenty-first century would be marked by a 'battle for control over who would educate minorities within Western societies and the nature of that education' ( 1990, p. 88), I do not think she or anyone else could have imagined what would be the role of information technologies in this fight. The U.S. Department of Education in 1999 hosted a forum entitled 'The Future of Technology in Education: Envisioning the Future.' The proceedings of the forum resulted in the identification of 'emerging priorities' (p. 1 ). These priorities include: ( 1) All students will be technologically literate and responsible 'cybercitizens,' and (2) Education will drive the '£-learning economy.' More recently, the International Society for Technology in Education, in collaboration with the Milken Exchange on Education Technology, published the 'National Educational Technology Standards for Students' ( 1998). In it they postulate that 'our educational system must produce technology capable kids.'..."
Donnor, Jamel K., "Racialized Technology: Computers, Commodification, and “Cyber-Race"" (2005). School of Education Book Chapters. 26.