In the light of Jacques Ellul's ideas on technology and Ivan Illich's views on education, what follows is a discussion of the present attempt of Botswana to expand and modernize its educational system through the use of new technology to educate its people. The problems encountered in adopting technology are used as cautions for the Third World countries attracted to new technology for educating the vast majority. Illich's proposal for replacing the formal schools with the tools of conviviality for the learners is considered useful and relevant.
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The Technological Society.Jacques Ellul (ed.) - 1964 - New York: Knopf.
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