What does industrial-scale schooling mean?
“The establishment of more schools in Malaysia or Brazil teaches people the accountant’s view of the value of time, the… 474 more words
The remarkable social philosopher and Catholic priest Ivan Illich was once asked, “Given what you suggest about institutions, what is the best way to make change, violent revolution or gradual reform?” Illich answered, “Neither, the best way to bring change is to give an alternative story.” (in David Cayley’s, … 866 more words
Christian worship forms were developed primarily from Jewish synagogue practices of the 1st Century CE. Yet, the Jewish people, prior to the Mosaic Covenant, worshiped God through personal and familial spiritual practices, not those developed by hierarchical or institutional religion. 513 more words
“…the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.”
“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.” 110 more words
Ivan Illich was quite the character. This Austrian-born philospher / Catholic priest traveled to Mexico to work in a language school for missionaries. However, he hated the idea of missionary work, and his purpose was to observe the effects of this auspiciously benevolent enterprise. 448 more words