Marion Boyars, 2002 - 116 頁
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. Our universities have become recruiting centers for the personnel of the consumer society, certifying citizens for service, while at the same time disposing of those judged unfit for the competitive rat race. In this bold and provocative book, Illich suggest some radical and exciting reforms for the education system.
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Cars, airplane trips, and tape recorders confer more visible distinction in a
socialist country, where only a degree, and not just money, can procure them.
The ability of the university to fix consumer goals is something new. In many
countries the ...
The former are true public utilities, whereas the latter is a public service to the
owners of cars, trucks, and buses. Public utilities exist for the sake of
communication among men; highways, like other institutions of the right, exist for
the sake of a ...
Highway systems produce only a demand for cars. Schools create a demand for
the entire set of modern institutions which crowd the right end of the spectrum. A
man who questioned the need for highways would be written off as a romantic; ...
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - dypaloh - www.librarything.com
Ivan Illich doesn’t mince words. So far as formal schooling goes, he argues for a society where school is not just out for summer, it’s out completely. In Deschooling Society he writes, “The modern ... 閱讀評論全文
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Deschooling Society is a collection of essays based around the author's idea that society might be better off without the formal schooling system that is prevalent in most industrialised countries. He ... 閱讀評論全文
Why We Must Disestablish School
Phenomenology of School
Ritualization of Progress