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Deschooling Society (Education) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00EQZF474
- Publisher : KKIEN Publ. Int. (22 August 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 582 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 177 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 299,145 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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An evidence free rantReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2021
I bought this book hoping to explore some radical thinking about education and how it could be done differently. Unfortunately, it's just one man's opinion on why schools are a crap idea and why other, more whacky cracky, approaches to education would be so much better. Because this book is an evidence free zone whether you enjoy it or not will depend on how well it chimes with your own opinion about schools. If you believe that schools only exist to churn out zombie automatons to serve the capitalist illuminati and that most of your own schooling was a complete waste of time then you will probably feel like you are in the company of a kindly like-minded radical old uncle who sees the world for what it really is. If, on the other hand, you believe that schools have been instrumental to the massive improvements in literacy and numeracy over the past 150 years; enabling kids from working class families to pursue professional careers, and have acted as a driving force for improved social cohesion, social mobility and the emancipation of women then you will probably feel like you're in the company of one of those uncles you only ever bump into at funerals.
Critical PedagogyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2017
Helped me to step back and think about what we are trying to achieve in education and how it can be improved, especially when Illich talks about confusing "teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence ..."
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Best book on schooling you will ever findReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2013
Written by social philosopher Iven Illich,this book analyses the hidden curriculum of schooling with incredible insight. It had a formative effect on me when I first read it and continues to do so.
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Through the looking glass
After 30 years it called back to be read.Reviewed in Canada on 4 July 2016
I first read this book 30 years ago while I was in high-school. My father was completing his Masters degree and this happened to be one of the readings he had in his extensive library which caught my eye so I asked to borrow it. I barely understood portions of this fascinating book which deconstructs post Colonialist Western learning systems from there roots, the 'why' would you structure learning that way. Portions of the book are preachy but well written. If the subject matter is of interest to you I recommend Deschooling Society as an appetiser, main course for others. Considering the age of book its content is most relevant today, post 90's. Thanks.