deschooling

deschool

[dee-skool]
verb (used with object)
to abolish or phase out traditional schools from, so as to replace them with alternative methods and forms of education.

Origin:
de- + school1

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deschool (ˌdiːˈskuːl)
 
vb
(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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deschooling
1970, coined by Austrian-born U.S. anarchist philosopher Ivan Illich (b.1926) for "the transfer of education to non-institutional systems," from de- + schooling.
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