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Education Technology as a Trojan Horse for Privatization

By Dr. Larry Kuehn, British Colombia Teachers’ Federation

(This article will appear in upcoming issue #11 of Intercambio on Technology and Privatization) Favorite words of technology entrepreneurs are “break,” “disruptive innovation” and “creative destruction.” For example, Uber replaces taxis; Spotify breaks owning music collections; and, Amazon hopes to creatively destroy personal shopping for groceries as …

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Intercambio #6 – Issue Focuses on the Challenges and Opportunities of Information Technology in Public Schools


Technology, globalization, and neo-liberal capitalism cannot be separated from the central issues of education in the 21st Century. What is the purpose of education? What is the content of education? What are the pedagogies, tools and resources? Whose interests are served? Unless the question of purpose is examined and challenged, the dominant discourse rules …

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