deschool

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ school

Verb[edit]

deschool (third-person singular simple present deschools, present participle deschooling, simple past and past participle deschooled)

  1. (transitive) To remove the schools from; to divest (a society) of its formal education system.
    • 2007, Michael Kuhn, New society models for a new millennium (page 305)
      In Illich's deschooled society, schools would continue to exist but on non-compulsory basis.