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Ivan Illich’s “Deschooling Society”: Why We Must Disestablish School

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.

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The Boy That Ate His Glasses – Deschooling Society

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 [...]

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Ivan Illich’s “Deschooling Society”: Institutional Spectrum

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 [...]

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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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