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Ivan Illich’s “Deschooling Society”: Learning Webs

After critiquing industrial education for the first five chapters, Illich offers his vision of a deschooled society. He says fours things must change in society: our learning style, our attitude to growing up, our tools for learning, and our structure of daily life. For the author a true learning environment would (1) have easy, perpetual [...]

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Ivan Illich’s “Deschooling Society”: Phenomenology of School

This video looks at chapter two of "Deschooling Society." Here Illich defines three characteristics of the modern school: it is age-specific, teacher-related, and full-time.

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Deschooling and Deskilling by Vivian Sky Rehberg

n the realm of contemporary art practice, deschooling and deskilling presuppose the possibility of forgetting—the forgetting of institutionalized modes of learning, with their structures and hierarchies, and the forgetting of skills or competencies one has acquired in order to mine some untapped well of artistic potential. Vivian Sky Rehberg's lecture contextualizes these terms and considers [...]

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Wouldn’t You Rather Be In School? Unschooling Comedy 3

Unschooling and Attachment Parenting Author Laurie A. Couture and her 17 year old son Brycen do an impromptu comedy satire about whether children belong in school despite that Mom wouldn't want to be there and whether socializing with only people about to turn 37 would work for (April 26, 2011)

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Ivan Illich’s “Deschooling Society”: Ritualization of Progress

"No society in history has been able to survive without ritual or myth." In this chapter Illich discusses how modern schooling fulfills the threefold job of past religions: keeper of the myth, perpetuation of the myth, and conductor of the ritual with passes on the myth. To what end? To produce a capitalistic consumer.

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