Regarding education and literacy, we often think of their potential to be liberating and empowering as well as their tendency to push conformity and consumerism. I am not (only) talking about the way they are taught in school. Are we learning to read what others wrote, consuming knowledge others have produced, or we we learning to create and produce knowledge out of our own faculties of reason and imagination?
Of late I have been wondering what we would find if we examined unschooling and its potential, often assumed inherent, to be liberating. Is unschooling necessarily nonconformist? Automatically so? Can it also promote conformity, via unschooling peer pressure, or due to unrestricted exposure to mass marketing?
More to say, but want to pause and hear from others ...