Deschooling Society

Deschooling Society

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By (author) Ivan Illich

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  • Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 116 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 10mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714508799
  • ISBN 13: 9780714508795
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 34,535

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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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