technicist


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technicist

(ˈtɛknɪsɪst)
n
1. a technician
2. (Philosophy) a person who believes in the utility of technology for improving human societies
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TQM's reliance on a more technicist centered vocabulary with process equations may have helped it gain adherents in an era where some scholars were trying to legitimate public administration as a scientific enterprise.
Particularly in the field of health, the combination between the pedagogy of transmission and the focus on the biological dimension of the health-disease process produces an education that is decontextualized as regards the subjective and social dimensions of this phenomenon; fragmented in disciplines and in knowledge of basic and clinical areas; technicist and procedure-centered.
This led to a reductive and technicist use of the new organizational values, to a request to healthcare staff to increase their productivity in order to achieve efficiency criteria, and to disinvestment in variables considered non-essential or not immediately profitable (e.
In addition, Wood (2014) suggests that the play/ pedagogy interface has become more technicist, emanating from national early childhood frameworks driven by policies.
Zeichner (2010) argued that neoliberal polices negatively transform the profession by adopting "a technicist view of the role of teachers and with efforts to erode teachers' autonomy and collegial authority" (p.
Lest he be mistaken for a technicist policymaker, Ferguson stresses that these new forms of social welfare are neither perfect nor are they extensive enough.
Technicist and philosophical approaches differ from each other when the crucial point is that the game be seen as the hybrid that is--a product that was born in the midst of teenage fun, but becomes of age and starts--starts
As we become increasingly concerned about the damage being done to our planet (for Maori, the Earth is PapatUanuku, the Earth Mother) through unrestrained capitalist and technicist exploitation of her resources, Indigenous knowledges can provide us with alternative conceptualisations regarding our relatedness to the Earth and our role as her custodian:
Social Accounting as Immanent Legitimation: A Critique of a Technicist Ideology.
In this scenario, the technicist solution towards the social problems aimed to legitimize the action of an authoritarian state, hence the recurrent praise to techniques: sometimes to scientific guise of statistics that estimated the minimum wage, sometimes to legal systematization of labor laws, sometimes to rationalization of public service, sometimes as this analysis noted, towards the use of mental test to select suitable students for a new project of industrial education.