|⇦|| Episode #566 - If Not for The Man, Then for Whom?
(Deschooling Society 6)
|⌚ Sat 27 August 2011 ☻Erica Goldson, John Taylor Gatto, Ivan Illich (reading)|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2This show anticipates a time when most people are not working for the man, but interacting through what Ivan Illich describes as 'Learning Webs'. We start with a US valedictorian, Erica Goldson's bold speech against the school machine, and the conclusion of the John Taylor Gatto interview. Then we read chapter 6 of Deschooling Society, Learning Webs, before concluding with some thoughts on how a decentralised money system might work.
Then we read the longest chapter of Deschooling Society, entitled "Learning Webs". Following his extensive critique of institutionally dominated school system, this is Illich's proposal for alternative means by which education could occur. Written 4 decades ago, his description of the technical aspects is remarkably close to the modern technology which brings you this webpage. Why then do certificates and formal qualifications continue to capture people's imaginations? Illich also expands on the pscyhological and social impacts which funnel people towards the hierarchical set of institutions which create their own demand.This reading takes up most of the first and second hours, and we conclude with some remarks (inspired by a 2005 presentation) on how the person to person vision which Illich puts forward could be extended to replace the money system.
Thanks to Gnostic Media for the Gatto interview
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