Good start to a report here from the nef

‘Such essays cannot await the permanence of
the book. They do not belong in the learned
journal. They resist packaging in periodicals.’
Ivan Illich

D\’ye think they were just a tad embarassed to put the \”Lenin\” in there?

4 thoughts on “Good start to a report here from the nef”

  1. Who can forget the clerihew in a New Statesman competition? (Apart from Tim, obviously.)

    Ivan Ilich
    Lives in a vilich,
    And is very hoity-toity
    About modern sosoity.

  2. “Universal education through schooling is not feasible. It would be no more feasible if it were attempted by means of alternative institutions built on the style of present schools. Neither new attitudes of teachers toward their pupils nor the proliferation of educational hardware or software (in classroom or bedroom), nor finally the attempt to expand the pedagogue’s responsibility until it engulfs his pupils’ lifetimes will deliver universal education. The current search for new educational funnels must be reversed into the search for their institutional inverse: educational webs which heighten the opportunity for each one to transform each moment of his living into one of learning, sharing, and caring. “

    I like this guy.

  3. Unimportant Quibbler

    Ivan Illich also had a lot of interesting stuff to say about modern medicine. Not always right, but a very different perspective to the one we usually take for granted (in which medicine is treated as a kind of universal goodness).

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