ERIC Number: ED144171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Deschool? Try Using Schools for Education First: The Educational Impasse in the Developing World. IDS Discussion Paper No. 6. Revised.
Schooling itself is not wicked, but schooling that seeks not to educate but merely to qualify is productive of many deplorable consequences (including "schooled" unemployment, irrelevance, ritualism, and cramping of the human spirit). The device of allocating occupational roles on the bases of certificates has only gradually replaced apprenticeship in the developed countries. Its consequences, which are bad enough in developed countries, are many times worse in the Third World. Perhaps the only way to rescue developing country schools for education (and so to make them genuinely contribute to development) lies in ceasing to use them as talent-testing machines and finding some other means of deciding who gets what jobs. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ. (England). Inst. of Development Studies.