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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myth and institution still goes largely unchallenged, for neither ideological
criticism nor social action can bring about a new society. Only disenchantment
with and detachment from the central social ritual and reform of that ritual can
bring about ...
Rituals can hide from their participants even discrepancies and conflicts between
social principle and social organization. As long as an individual is not explicitly
conscious of the ritual character of the process through which he was initiated to
At this same extreme on the spectrum we also find social agencies which
specialize in the manipulation of their clients. Like the military, they tend to
develop effects contrary to their aims as the scope of their operations increases.
These social ...
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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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