Computer technology in education and issues of power and equity

920 367

Abstract


This study aims to use a€˜techniques of power' classified (based on Foucault's work) by Gore in order to illustrate power relations between supporters (or non-supporters) of computer technology and teachers. For this purpose, six out of eight techniques of power (surveillance, normalization, exclusion, classification, distribution and regulation) is used in formulating thoughts about computer technology and issues of power and equity. In this study, these techniques of power were discussed more detailed both to exemplify how supporters (or non-supporters) of computer technology exercise power over teachers (preservice or inservice) by using of major techniques of power and to show how they are related to the issue of equity.

Keywords


Computer Technology, Education, Power, Equity

Full Text:

PDF




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.