Deschooling Society

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Deschooling Society - Based on Ivan Illich's seminal book. School teaches us to confuse process with substance. Community organisation, when not paid for by those in authority, is seen as aggressive or subversive. The poor "have always been socially powerless" and increased reliance on institutional care adds a psychological dimension to existing physical impotence. "The mere existence of school", argues Illich, "discourages and disables the poor from taking control of their own learning." In actuality, most learning happens casually and not as the "result of programmed instruction." Adopted by Musab Younis