Personal effects : education in the age of personal-industry technology

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Alan King (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: This work explains and models a "personal" way of doing education in the current era of personal-industry electronic technology represented by the computer. Seeing how powerful the now-fading mass-industry technological paradigm (represented by the factory) has been in terms of promulgating a one-size-fits-all, quasi-personal and quasi-social education, this work explicates and models a way of doing education which is instead highly-personal and highly-social, in accord with the potential of the new technological paradigm of personal-industry. The question of whether or not this new personal mode of education will promulgate itself as successfully as the former mass-industry model did is addressed, and resistances to the explicit and implicit changes the new paradigm represents are outlined and discussed.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Educational change
Affective education
Paradigms (Social sciences)

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