Ivan Illich :  "Deschooling Society"


About the author

Ivan Illich was born in Vienna in 1926. He studied theology and philosophy at the Gregorian University in Rome and obtained a Ph.D. in history at the University of Salzburg. He went to the United States in 1951, where he served as assistant pastor in an Irish-Puerto Rican parish in New York City. From 1956 to 1960 he was assigned as vice-rector to the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, where he organised an intensive training centre for American priests in Latin American culture. Illich was a co-founder of the widely known and controversial Centre for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC) in Cuernavaca, and since 1964, he has directed research seminars on 'Institutional Alternatives in a Technological Society', with special focus on Latin America. His 'Celebration of Awareness', first published in 1971, is also published by Pelican Books. His other publications include 'Tools for Conviviality', 'Energy and Equity', and his latest book, 'Medical Nemesis'(1975).



Ivan D. Illich; “Deschooling Society”; Pelican Books; ISBN 0 14 02.1280 9


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