Editorial: Technology Won’t Save Us – A Call for Technoskepticism in Social Studies
Daniel G. Krutka, University of North Texas, United States ; Marie K. Heath, Loyola University Maryland, United States ; Lance E. Mason, Indiana University Kokomo, United States
CITE Journal Volume 20, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
In schools and society, technology has often been viewed as a vehicle for social progress. However, the authors argue that technologies are not neutral and neither are the societies to which they are introduced. Social studies teacher educators should, therefore, prepare teachers and teacher candidates to inquire into technologies with an informed skepticism that can confront problems of democracy within and beyond schools. The editors of the journal call for theoretical and empirical scholarship and responses grounded in, or attending to, media ecology and critical theories so the field might consider impacts on schools, society, and democracy.
Krutka, D.G., Heath, M.K. & Mason, L.E. (2020). Editorial: Technology Won’t Save Us – A Call for Technoskepticism in Social Studies. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 20(1), 108-120. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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