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Applied to the technicist conception of teaching, this suggests that the underlying purpose of the concept is control in the interest of achieving ends determined by those in authority over the teacher, but not by the student or her family, as the accountability discourse implies.
Responding to the technicist challenge to practical wisdom in teaching: The case of INTASC standards.
This technoromantic (Benyon & Mackay, 1989) or technicist (Bryson & deCastell, 1998) perspective has recently been met with a call to assume a middle ground of so-called technorealism where the rhetoric and reality of technology is brought into focus (Walker & White, 2002).
Twentieth-century positivism shares this commitment, according to Capaldi, who claims that analytic philosophy as a whole inherits the technicist framework.
Despite the tendency for planners to question technicist approaches, (49) the American system of planning is heavily reliant on technical measurement.
Yet the technicist approach appears to be implied in various texts by social work authors.
This means an overly technicist or technical orientation in schools and curriculum, although often tempered by a constructivist view of learning.
The orality of black speech, by invading the language of the black text, continually resists a sterile and aestheticized textuality which, ironically enough, itself risks being recuperated into a sort of technicist essentialism - in what we have noted as a privileging of the signifier.
A phenomenon of the 1930s, this policy had its roots in a nineteenth-century faith in technicist solutions to social problems and formed the basis of the Native Affairs Department's policy in the countryside.
In the light of these substantive commitments weighed against the technicist literalism employed in the interpretation of statutes by South African judges in the past, (32) the following three interpretive methods have been isolated because of their potential to unlock the meaning of the text of Chapter 3.
Like Haydn himself, Jankova does not amaze by sheer vocal power, tempestuousness or technicist virtuosity, but by heartfelt sincerity, tenderness and immediacy.
This is not to suggest that we should stop discussing methods altogether, rather that the implications of our paper for research practice cannot be solely contained in a set of technicist recommendations.