Blind faith in schooling has affected familial influences.
Modern schools have marginalized the oldest
institution. Schools are mushrooming at every nook and corner.
Ivan Illich, a renowned 20th century philosopher,warns:
“The escalation of schools is as destructive as the escalation of weapons.”
He further muses:
“School makes futile promises!”
“Neither learning nor justice is promoted by schooling. It enslaves profoundly and systematically.”
One of the principal dangers of modern society is that it has formalized every sphere of human activity…be it infant care, pre-schooling, mother care courses,marriage guidance,…almost all areas of human pursuit come under methodological supervision.
Man has really institutionalized most of the learning
required of him in life.
Bowen and Hobson lament: “The world wide movement towards a mass, public institutionalized education is now creating a virtual crisis situation.”
It is time to reflect and debate.
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