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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
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19117, Date Accessed: 1/26/2020 4:28:24 PM

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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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