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Low-Tech Education in a High-Tech World: Corporations and Classrooms in the New Information Society


reviewed by Jerry P. King 1988

coverTitle: Low-Tech Education in a High-Tech World: Corporations and Classrooms in the New Information Society
Author(s): Elizabeth L. Useem
Publisher: Free Press, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year: 1986
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This book is another in the long list of recent documents urging reform in the schools and colleges in the United States. The list includes the well-known reports A Nation at Risk and A Nation Prepared. It includes the governors’ report on education called Time for Results and the Holmes Group report Tomorrow's Teachers. Other books having similar goals or themes are the study by Ernest Boyer, College: The Undergraduate Experience in America, and Higher Learning by Derek Bok. Another, possibly important, book that may belong on the list is the recently published The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom. The present book by Elizabeth Useem is simultaneously more general and more specific than these. It is more general in that it deals with both schools and colleges and more specific in that it confines itself essentially to examining one question: How is American education responding to the needs... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 89 Number 3, 1988, p. 444-446
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 575, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 5:10:36 PM

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