Schools have failed our individual needs, supporting false and misleading notions of 'progress' and development fostered by the belief that ever-increasing production, consumption and profit are proper yardsticks for measuring the quality of human life. Our universities have become recruiting centers for the personnel of the consumer society, certifying citizens for service, while at the same time disposing of those judged unfit for the competitive rat race. In this bold and provocative book, Illich suggest some radical and exciting reforms for the education system.
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To understand what it means to deschool society, and not just to reform the
educational establishment, we must now focus on the hidden curriculum of
schooling. We are not concerned here, directly, with the hidden curriculum of the
Inevitably, this hidden curriculum of schooling adds prejudice and guilt to the
discrimination which a society practices against some of its members and
compounds the privilege of others with a new title to condescend to the majority.
Just as ...
But everywhere the school system has the same structure, and everywhere its
hidden curriculum has the same effect. Invariably, it shapes the consumer who
values institutional commodities above the nonprofessional ministration of a ...
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Deschooling Society is a collection of essays based around the author's idea that society might be better off without the formal schooling system that is prevalent in most industrialised countries. He ... Read full review
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What Ivan Illich try to convey, in a bigger picture is, the school nowadays is the institution organized around expectations, which means it tends to becoming a manipulative institutions. The last ... Read full review
Why We Must Disestablish School
Phenomenology of School
Ritualization of Progress
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