Abstract

"One of the challenges when measuring the effects of technology on literacy(s) is finding a control group where technology; does not play a major role in the culture. The Amish successfully live in a Technocracy where mechanical/electronic tools are used only when absolutely necessary; the Amish are not dependent on them for survival. The crux of the Amish philosophy is humility, serving the community and serving God. Ironically, they have suffered tremendous repercussions for adopting a wholesome, selfless lifestyle which is contrary to most popular world views, regardless of religious or spiritual views"--Purpose, page 40.

Advisor(s)

Salmons, Bryan G.

Committee Member(s)

Kehr, William
Flachsbart, Barry B.

Department(s)

Business and Information Technology

Degree Name

M.S. in Information Science and Technology

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Pagination

x, 83 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-67).

Rights

© 2009 Thomas Glen Petersen, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Literacy -- Research
Literacy
Technology -- Social aspects
Technology and civilization

Thesis Number

T 9493

Print OCLC #

436096122

Electronic OCLC #

318105223

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