deschool

[ dee-skool ]
/ diˈskul /

verb (used with object)

to abolish or phase out traditional schools from, so as to replace them with alternative methods and forms of education.

Nearby words

  1. descension,
  2. descensus,
  3. descensus testis,
  4. descent,
  5. deschamps,
  6. deschooling,
  7. deschutes,
  8. descloizite,
  9. descramble,
  10. descrambler

Origin of deschool


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British Dictionary definitions for deschooling

deschool

/ (ˌdiːˈskuːl) /

verb

(tr) to separate education from the institution of school and operate through the pupil's life experience as opposed to a set curriculum
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Word Origin and History for deschooling

deschooling

n.

1970, coined by Austrian-born U.S. anarchist philosopher Ivan Illich (1926-2002) for "the transfer of education to non-institutional systems;" see de- + schooling.

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