This video is a short sketch of Illich's book with emphasis on his statement, "For most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school."
Deschooling Society as read by Emma Mulqueeny Correct on: 09/08/14 Source:
A Book Review Illich, Ivan. (1971). Deschooling Society. New York: Harper & Row.
This video looks at chapter one of "Deschooling Society" with emphasis on how bureaucracies like school confuse escalation with success and increase impotency in the individual.
Catholic Priest Ivan Ilich explains how to deconstruct societies institutions and begins with schools.
Music-video for 'Deschooling Society' - taken from the 'Democrazy EP' by The Boy That Ate His Glasses. 'Deschooling Society' features musical contributions by Bram Permentier, Glenn De Boeck, Hans Bogaerts & Rob Werkers + samples from 'Scary School Nightmare' - a cartoon from the series 'The Pinky Show', which was also used as footage material [...]
In chapter four Illich builds a spectrum of societal institutions, left and right. Not having the political connotations we associate with those terms, the author gives examples spanning the two extremes. Illich also talks about false public utilities, of which he considers school the most "insidious" (though automobiles are not far behind!). This video closes [...]
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 [...]
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.
Illich, I. (1971): Deschooling Society. Harper & Row, 1971, New York.