One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action or process of transferring the function of education within a society from conventional schools to non-institutional systems of learning which are held to allow the student to develop more freely. Chiefly in or with reference to the writings of Ivan Illich.
2The action or process of removing a child from the school system so as to educate him or her at home; the transitional process undergone by a child removed from the school system.
1970s. From de- + school + -ing.
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