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The Human Tendency to Be Technical


Ronald Hansen

University of Western Ontario, CA
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An Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
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Our social and technical history, albeit contested, is our culture as human beings. Yet, it (the technical component) goes unclarified and untold in many ways. To find clarification and “understanding,” this research revisits the history of technical learning in and out of schools. (Bennett, 1926, 1937). Case study information from a technical-minded school headmaster is also analyzed in order to clarify a human tendency that is central to understanding how technical education is or is not embraced in the schools.
How to Cite: Hansen, R. (2007). The Human Tendency to Be Technical. Journal of Technology Education, 19(1), 85–92. DOI:
Published on 22 Sep 2007.
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