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Media and Technology as Educators


by Neil Postman 1985

To begin, we know that new technology may create novel preoccupations for the intellect and new social contexts in which the intellect must function. Therefore, we must ask: how does this occur and under what circumstances? Second, we know that such changes will result in both enabling and disabling consequences. Thus, the question is: are we getting more than we are yielding? And, assuming we have some answers to the previous questions, we must then ask: what, if anything, can we do about our situation?


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 84, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 86 Number 5, 1985, p. 183-200
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19117, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 10:24:36 AM

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  • Neil Postman
    New York University
    NEIL POSTMAN founded and lectures for the program in media ecology at the Steinhardt School of Education of New York University.
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