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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #282 - Three sources of libertarian pedagogies (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 12 May 2018 10:51:33 +0300

Let's take a little detour through our past ! We will briefly see how three classical authors define education as essential to the construction of a society free from oppression and exploitation, and libertarian education as an essential piece of the struggle for a libertarian socialist project. ---- - Stirner, Proudhon and Bakunin - will establish that freedom must be articulated with education. These historical references, which are certainly not the only ones but have marked their time and ours, will establish the relationship between education and revolution, and challenge the Marxist principle that education will be modified when the economic order capitalist will have been overthrown. ---- It would be illusory, as J.-M. Raynaud and G. Ambauves remind us in a 1978 issue of Spartacus, to think that pedagogy and school alone can give birth to a libertarian society. If " the school problem is a vital problem " according to Stirner, it is because the school plays a crucial role of integration into society.

As the one we have around us is authoritarian, his school will be able to train only a few private donors and especially cohorts of servile performers, dispossessed in their youngest years of their freedom of fully realized individuals. The freedom of the child is, therefore, a condition sine qua non for having free men.

For Proudhon, education, in order to escape from this trap of the formative school of insane men, must be a class education. Popular and giving back to work its true value, the school according to the libertarian typographer must propose an education - integral based on the " polytechnic " a free choice of disciplines without any discrimination between those more manual and the others, more intellectual - and, d on the other hand, must enable lifelong learning. It is only on this condition that we can end the distinctions of knowledge that lead directly to the distinctions of powers ... and to all the inequalities and oppressions we know.

For the Russian revolutionary Bakunin, following Proudhon, the education must be integral and, therefore, not content to provide knowledge but also and especially aim to train the characters to accustom them to the exercise of the freedom conquered by learning, thanks to the erasure of the figure of the master. Comprehensive education which also includes the possibility of error in orientation since, in this context, " if they[the children]are wrong, the very mistake they have made will serve as an effective teaching for the child. future, and the integral instruction they have received serving as light, they can easily return to the path indicated to them by their own nature ... ": principle of trial and error and fruitful error that will not deny, a few decades later a French educator nourished revolutionary syndicalism, Celestin Freinet.

Three figures hardly sketched here, three important marks of our movement which show us, if need be, that we must combine the efforts for a libertarian society with the struggles for an emancipatory and self-managing pedagogy.


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