Appropriate Technology

Dr. Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher, a well-known economist, wrote Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered in 1973, as a result of his work with developing countries. Appropriate Technology was initially intended to address four problems: extreme poverty, starvation, unemployment, and urban migration.

It takes into consideration the Resources available, Needs of the Community, and the Audience.

Relevance for Educators in General:
  • It is essential to make technology accessible in education
    • for teachers
    • for all students
    • education for global citizens
  • Sustainable world for life and education
  • Projects that help - Laptop for every child

Relevance for Us as Educators:
  • What resources are available?
  • What are the needs of the community?
  • Who is my audience?


Sustainable Technology is in Decline. We are forever in competition with who has and makes money. We need to continue to lobby for appropriate technology.


What do you all think?