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Questioning the Language that We Use: A Reaction to Pannabecker's Critique of the Technological Impact Metaphor

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Stephen Petrina

University of Maryland, US
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A doctoral student in the Department of Industrial, Technological and Occupational Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

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Abstract

In Volume 3, #1 of the Journal of Technology Education, Pannabecker (1991) identified shortcomings in the language that has shaped perspectives within technology education, and raised an issue for dialogue. This essay is intended to extend Pannabecker's critique to include the metaphors of autonomous and advancing technology, and their supporting ideology of technological progress. Reasons for extended critique and a summary of contemporary debates on these issues in the history of technology are provided.

How to Cite: Petrina, S. (1992). Questioning the Language that We Use: A Reaction to Pannabecker's Critique of the Technological Impact Metaphor. Journal of Technology Education, 4(1), 51–57. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v4i1.a.5
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Published on 22 Sep 1992.
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