Illich proposes we build a system of computer matching to match learners who desire other learners with the same interests to meet, discuss, and learn together. Sounds like computer dating.
"What r needed are new networks, readily available to the public and designed to spread equal opportunity for learning and teaching." Illich
Twitter, Blogs, Social Networks, Live Streaming, Skype, Social Bookmarking, etc.?
"Technology is available to develop either independence and learning or bureaucracy and teaching." Illich
Seems we are now at a point in the development of information technology to seriously revisit Illich's ideas about deschooling society. In many ways I think we are witnessing it happening right before our eyes online.
YES! I agree completely with this, I always have but have never really had the right words to say it. Objectives smogjectives, what we need to focus on more is the "third teacher" and the experiences we make available.
"We should now understand that this [right of free assembly] is curtailed by laws that make some forms of assembly obligatory." Illich
I find this to be a fascinating argument against compulsory schooling. I had never thought of it this way before.
"Concern about the dangers of the system should not make us lose sight of it's far greater benefits." Illich
"As the schoolmaster vanishes, conditions will arise which should bring forth the vocation of the independent educator." Illich
"The disestablishment of schools will inevitably happen--and it will happen surprisingly fast." Illich
"The disestablishment of schools will inevitably happen--and it will happen surprisingly fast." Illich (via @anderscj)