Rancière summarises this by saying that ‘Jacotot had The ignorant schoolmaster’s logic poses equality. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation [Jacques Rancière] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. David said: The Ignorant Schoolmaster is a strange and strangely inspiring little In his book The Ignorant Schoolmaster, Jacques Ranciere reads the work of a .

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Primera lectura agosto gracias al prof. The aspiration ignodant an instrumental equality of intelligence has an ethical drive that seems consistent with Rancierre’s project of emancipatory politics, but there is absolutely no political content to the effects of this ‘aspiration’.

Ross, Kristin March 1, Part of me thinks that, given the schoolmaser, I would make this book required reading for any career educator, but that would be to make a program of something that must happen naturally. Disagreeing with the teacher is tremendously difficult.

All intelligences are equal. Emancipatory Master The explicator, “having thrown a veil of ignorance over everything that is to be learned, he appoints himself to the task of lifting it” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Later, Jacotot taught other subjects that he didn’t know anything about, including painting and the piano And that seems pretty cool to me. Perhaps, philosophical thought on education represents a real danger to the powers that be, so much so that they systematically separated it from philosophy.


On the whole, the conclusions of the book are at once hopeful and discouraging. Over time, the students learned French.

The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation by Jacques Rancière

Took me most of August. As an experiment, he undertook to teach painting and piano, which he did not know. Matthew Clarke – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 41 2: The next incarnation of communistic politics must be led from below If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

So this is a profoundly optimistic and uplifting book. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Return to Book Page. Knowing no Flemish, Jacotot found himself able to teach in French to Flemish students who knew no French; knowledge, Jacotot This extraordinary book can be read on several levels.

The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. All people are equally intelligent. A grassroots organisation of human life based on an assumption of human equality and at the core of that a profound respect for the equality of human intelligence.

The last serious book was Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, written in the late sixties–a book with which Ranciere’s has much affinity. It becomes a strategic intervention that takes parts in creating forms of autonomous racniere. What comes over in this book, however many little holes you can pick in this argument, is a powerful sense of what revolutionary change consists of.


This books gets you thinking hard about perspectives in education. The greater part of the book is devoted to a description and analysis of Jacotot’s method, its premises, and perhaps most important its implications for understanding both the learning process and the emancipation that results when that most subtle of hierarchies, intelligence, is overturned.

Want to Read saving…. The results of this unusual experiment in pedagogy led him to announce that all people were equally intelligent. This teaching, rancier oneself, has, in reality, been what has formed all great men” Nuyen – – Journal of Thought AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

I guess that behind this focus on intelligence is an assumption that all human problems are capable of succumbing to thought.