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Jacques Ranciere the Ignorant Schoolmaster Five

Jacques Ranciere the Ignorant Schoolmaster Five

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TheIgnorant.Schoolrnaster
FiveLessonsinIntellectualEmancipation
~JacquesRanciere
Translated,withanIntroduction,
by
KristinRoss
StanfordUniversityPressStanford,California
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LibraryofCongressCataloging-in-PublicationDataRanciereJacques.
I
Maitreignorant.English}Theignorantschoolmaster
t
JacquesRanciere;translated,withanintroduction.
by
KristinRoss.
p.
em.
Translationof:Lemaitreignorant.
ISBN0-8047-1874-1(cl.):{SON0-8047-1969-1
(pbk.)
1.
Jacotot,Jean-joseph,
177().-1840.
1.
Educators-France-Biography.
3.
Education-Philosophy.4.Education-c-Prance=-Parcntparticipation.I,Title.
Ls675.J242R3613
1991
370'.l-dc:w
9°-
26
745
elP
9
hisbookisprintedonacid-freepaper.Originalprinting
1991
Lastfigurebelowindicatesyearofthisprinting:
0706050403020100
99
Contents
Translator'sIntroduction
VII
BourdieuandtheNewSociology,ix.PedagogicalReforms,xii.TheLessonofAlrhusser,xv.ThePracticeofEquality,xviii.
I
AnIntellectualAdventure
TheExplicativeOrder,
4.
Chanceand
\'{fill,
8.TheEmancipatoryMaster,
12.
TheCircleofPower,
l)
2
The
IgnorantOne'sLesson
TheIslandoftheBook,
20.
CalypsoandtheLock-smith.25.TheMasterandSocrates,29.ThePoweroftheIgnorant,3r.ToEachHisOwn,33.TheBlindManandHisDog,39.Everything
Is
inEverything,
41.
3ReasonBetweenEquals45
OfBrainsandLeaves,46.AnAttentiveAnimal,
50.
AWillServed
by
anIntelligence,54.ThePrincipleofVeracity,57.ReasonandLanguage,60.MeToo,I'm
aPainter',6;.The
Poets'Lesson,67·TheCommunity
of
Equals,7
t.
 
viContents
4TheSocietyofContemptTheLa;,ofGravity,76.Inequality'sPassion,
80.
Rhewfl,calMadness,83.TheSuperiorInferiors,86.ThePhilosopher-KingandtheSovereign
People,
89.
Howto
RaveReasonably,
91.TheSpeech
onthe
Aventine,96.
5
TheEmancipatorandHisMonkey
101
E.ma~cipatoryMethodandSocialMethod,
102,
Ernan-
cipauonofMenandInstructionof
the
People,roe.
Menof~ro~res.s,
109.
OfSheepandMen,
I
r3.The
ProgressivesCIrcle,
I
17.OntheHeadsofthePeople
122,
Th:!riumphoftheOldMaster,
127.
Society,PedagO~ICl~e~,
130.
The
Panecasric'sStories,135.
EmanctpatlOosTomb,
138.
Notes
143
Translator'sIntroduction
In
Thelgnoren:Schoolmaster
Jacques
Rancierere-
COuntsthestoryofJosephjacotot,aschoolteacherdrivenintoexileduringtheRestorationwhoallowedthatexperiencetofer-ment
iotaa
methodforshowing
illiterate
parentshowtheythemselvescouldteachtheirchildrenhow
to
read,Thatjnco-
tot's
storymighthavesomething
to
dowiththeP05t-1968de-batesabouteducationinFrancewasnotimmediatelyapparent
to
mostofthebook'sreaderswhen
it
appearedin1987,Howcouldtheexperiencesofamanwhohadlivedallthegreatpeda-gogicaladventuresoftheFrenchRevolution,whoseownuto-pianteachingmethodsknewabrief-ifworldwideandper-fectlyserious-e-flurryofattentionbeforepassingrapidlyintotheoblivionRanciere'sbookrescuesthemfrom-howcouldtheseexperiences"communicate"withadministratorsface
to
facewiththeproblemsofeducatingimmigrantNorthAfricanchildreninParis,orwithintellectualsintentonmappingtheFrenchschool
system's
continuedreproductionofsocial
j
ne-qualities?Ranciere'sbookexplainednothingaboutthefailuresoftheschoolsystem;'
it
entereddirectlyintononeofthecoo-
*Frendljournalismofthe'98o'sspokefrequentlyabout"l'echedel'ecole";ehisfailurewasusuallycerrified
by
comparingthepercentageofFrenchstudentswhoattainthe
bdcf"ldur'a'
(30
percentin19851withthepercentageofhighschcotgraduaresinjapan(75percent)ami
theUrritedStates(85.6percent),GiventheadvancednatureoftheFrench
hdc-it
includes
somethinglike
tWorears
ofwhatAmericansviewascollege-levelwork-thesestatistic,perhaps

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