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Deschooling Society

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ISBN-10: 0714508799

ISBN-13: 9780714508795

Edition: 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Ivan Illich

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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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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.80" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Born in Vienna in 1926, Ivan Illich grew up in Europe. He studied theology, philosophy, history, and natural science. During the 1950s he worked as a parish priest among Puerto Ricans in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City and then served as rector of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico. During the 1960s he founded centers for cross-cultural communication, first in Puerto Rico and then in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Since the late 1970s, he has divided his time among Mexico, the United States, and Germany. He is also a professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University. Illich's radical anarchist views first became widely known through a set of four books published…