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Neoliberalism, The Technological Sublime, and Techniques of the Self
Educational Technology (2005)
  • David S. Shutkin, John Carroll University

Part of a special section on cultural studies in instructional design. The writer considers the courses that he teaches as an educational technologist and teacher educator in relation to the deployment of a governmental discourse on neoliberalism. He considers educational technology and neoliberalism; the American technological sublime, which conflates technological invention with progress and imbues certain technologies with moral values; neoliberalism as a form of governmental rationality; neoliberalism, freedom, and educational technology; and the Society for Technology in Education's National Educational Technology Standards project, which reflects the emergence of neoliberalism and the standards movement in education in the 1980s.

Publication Date
March, 2005
Citation Information
David S. Shutkin. "Neoliberalism, The Technological Sublime, and Techniques of the Self" Educational Technology Vol. 45 Iss. 2 (2005)
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