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Analyses of the deployment of technology in schools have tended to note its failure to affect the daily values and practices of teachers and students. This absence is generally regarded as an implementation failure, or as resulting from some temperamental shortcoming on the part of the teachers or technologists. Such a construction is predicated on the assumption that the technology is value free and its implementation a struggling playing field. This paper proposes that no instructional technology is ever neutral. Its value and practices must support the organization into which it is placed. The failures of technology to look and feel like school practices frequently result from a mismatch between the values of a school organization and those values that are embedded within the contested instructional technology itself.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino

Second Advisor

R. Muffoletto


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