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Toward a Theory of Negativity: Teacher Education and ICT

Publication Date: 
December 2005

Teachers are vulnerable to the technopositivist ideology that perpetuates a naïve faith in the "promises'' of technology. Most teachers have been denied opportunities to explore the motives, power, rewards and sanctions associated with the unscrupulous marketing of information and communications technology (ICT) and tend to be uninformed about the research that has failed to find a positive relationship between ICT use and student achievement. They remain unaware of the efforts to disguise how devotion to technology necessarily entails retrofitting the purposes and practices of education.

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