Deschooling Society: Ivan Illich: In Deschooling Society (), his best-known and most influential book, Illich articulated his highly radical ideas about. Deschooling Society [Ivan Illich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Universal education through schooling is not feasible. It would be more. Deschooling Society (Open Forum S) [Ivan Illich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Schools have failed our individual needs, supporting.

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Sign in with Deachooling Sign in options. It is amazing that such a simple utility has never been used on a broad scale for publicly ulich activity. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Educational Reform and the Contradictions Hopeful trust and classical irony must conspire to expose the Promethean fallacy.

Not only education but social reality itself has become schooled. Everywhere this same curriculum ulich in the pupil the myth that increased production will provide a better life. Experimentsconducted by Angel Quintero in Puerto Rico suggest that many young teen-agers, if given the proper incentives, programs, and access to tools, are better than most schoolteachers at introducing their peers to the scientific exploration of plants, stars, and matter, and to the discovery of how and why a motor or a radio functions.

Deschooling Society Quotes by Ivan Illich

This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Only by segregating human beings in the category of childhood could we ever get them to submit to the authority of a schoolteacher. In schools, including universities, most resources are spent to purchase the time and motivation of a limited number of people to take up predetermined problems in a ritually defined setting.


Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: Please help improve this article by adding links that are relevant to the context within the existing text. Preview — Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich. Universal education through schooling is not feasible. 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.

They share with the majority the awareness that most new policies adopted by broad consensus consistently lead to results which are glaringly opposed to their stated aims.

This minority begins to formulate its suspicion that our constant deceptions tie us to contemporary institutions as the chains bound Prometheus to his rock. Both skill-learning and education for inventive and creative behavior can be aided by institutional arrangement, but they are of a different, frequently opposed nature.

This suspicion is the shared characteristic of a new elite.

Deschooling Society Quotes

It would be no more feasible if it were attempted by means of alternative institutions built on the style of present schools. I will explain how this process of degradation is accelerated when nonmaterial needs are transformed into demands for commodities; when health, education, personal mobility, welfare, or psychological healing are defined as the result of services or “treatments.

We hope to contribute concepts needed by those who conduct such counterfoil research on education–and also to those who seek alternatives to other established service industries. Refresh and try again. Most high-school teachers of Spanish or French do not speak the language as correctly as societu pupils might after half a year of competent drills. They school them to confuse process and substance.


This critique applies equally to both the so-called ilic and the developing nations but in different ways. Born in Vienna inIvan Illich grew up in Europe. The user would identify himself by name and address and describe the activity for which he sought descjooling peer.

Deschooling Society is a critical discourse on education as practised in modern economies. From inside the book.

Toward a History of Needs also initiates a project in the history or archaeology of ideas that takes its first full-bodied shape in Genderan attempt to recover social experiences of female-male complementarity that have been obscured by the modern economic regime.

The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind carries Veschooling project forward into the area of literacy, as does his most recent book, In the Vineyard of the Text The operation of a peer-matching network would be simple. Two subsequent collections osciety occasional piecesToward a History of Needs and Shadow Work stress the distorting influence on society and culture of the economics of scarcity, or the presumption that economies function to remedy scarcities rather than to share goods.

To do so, I have chosen the school as my paradigm, and I therefore deal only indirectly with other bureaucratic agencies of the corporate state: Neither new attitudes of teachers toward their pupils nor the proliferation of educational hardware or software in classroom or bedroomnor finally the attempt to expand the pedagogue’s responsibility until it engulfs his pupils’ lifetimes will deliver universal education.

Why We Must Disestablish School Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them.