Sunday, February 12, 2006

illich reclaims my soul

Or something like that. I Read some illich i read some illich i read some illich. I read deschooling society - written by him about 30 years ago. It has sunk in over the last 3 months. You can read his books for free online. Here's the first paragraph of "deschooling society." It inspires me.

Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them. They school them to confuse process and substance. Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: the more treatment there is, the better are the results; or, escalation leads to success. The pupil is thereby "schooled" to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new. His imagination is "schooled" to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work...... by Ivan Illich

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