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Escaping Education challenges the modern certainty that education is a universal good and a human right. It opens doors to alternative landscapes of learning and living that still flourish at the grassroots, within the cultures of the uneducated, the undereducated, and the illiterate who constitute the social majorities or the Two-Thirds World. It celebrates the richness o Escaping Education challenges the modern certainty that education is a universal good and a human right. It opens doors to alternative landscapes of learning and living that still flourish at the grassroots, within the cultures of the uneducated, the undereducated, and the illiterate who constitute the social majorities or the Two-Thirds World. It celebrates the richness of their traditions, their pluriverse of commons, common sense, and communal teaching, keeping at bay the modern reign of homo oeconomicus and homo educandus. Standing the all-too-familiar tale of education on its head, it joins the regeneration of soil cultures, resisting cultural meltdown in the global classroom.


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Escaping Education challenges the modern certainty that education is a universal good and a human right. It opens doors to alternative landscapes of learning and living that still flourish at the grassroots, within the cultures of the uneducated, the undereducated, and the illiterate who constitute the social majorities or the Two-Thirds World. It celebrates the richness o Escaping Education challenges the modern certainty that education is a universal good and a human right. It opens doors to alternative landscapes of learning and living that still flourish at the grassroots, within the cultures of the uneducated, the undereducated, and the illiterate who constitute the social majorities or the Two-Thirds World. It celebrates the richness of their traditions, their pluriverse of commons, common sense, and communal teaching, keeping at bay the modern reign of homo oeconomicus and homo educandus. Standing the all-too-familiar tale of education on its head, it joins the regeneration of soil cultures, resisting cultural meltdown in the global classroom.

39 review for Escaping Education: Living as Learning Within Grassroots Cultures

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jakub

    Although this book was not particularly the most entertaining of reads, it was very interesting and pertinent to our study in Oaxaca. We also spent several days learning from the author himself. I agree with much that he says yet also see many flaws in his ideas. The book, and perhaps Gustavo more so, really lead me to really think about my education. Where am I going? How am I trying to get there? What do I want to be Studying? Why? Is college where I should be right now? ...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    rereading this book often helps me stay grounded as I continue my profession of teaching within the public school system

  3. 5 out of 5

    Helen Perks

    Good ref list.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Adams

    i havent read it yet, but i love gustavo and the title.

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