"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.
Salmons, Bryan G.
Flachsbart, Barry B.
Business and Information Technology
M.S. in Information Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology
x, 83 pages
© 2009 Thomas Glen Petersen, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Literacy -- Research
Technology -- Social aspects
Technology and civilization
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b7076911~S5
Petersen, Thomas Glen, "The effects of technology on literacy(s)" (2009). Masters Theses. 4653.