Influence of Science and Technology on Society in Cuba
In “The Relation of Science and Technology to Human Values”, three main points
of discussion are analyzed and in this paper they are applied to the Cuban society.
following paper outlines these points with specific examples and observations made on
the field trip in March.
According to McGinn, the meaning of a technology in the most general
and all-encompassing sense is “a total societal enterprise comprised of knowledge,
people, skills, organizations, facilities, physical resources, methods, and technologies
that, taken together and in relationship to one another, are devoted to research,
development, and the production of material artifacts produced by a person or society”
Cuba’s educational system can be seen as a total societal unit comprised
like teachers and students,
like writing, speaking, and listening which
facilitate the students in learning,
like classrooms, desks,
books, and pencils,
like homework assignments or group activities that promote
social interaction, and
Together this enterprise forms the
foundation for an educational system and consequently a technology, devoted to a child‘s
growth and development.