Illich has a variety of works available on the web. Here are some to get started.
- Deschooling Society: This book made Ivan Illich famous, arguing that schooling is a model of our centralized consumer society.
- Tools for Conviviality: The entire text of another of Illich's most important works, the most general statement of his view about technology. This book helped found the radical technology movement of the 1970s. (PDF format)
- School is Dead: Illich ascribes his interest in public education to Everett Reimer who published his thoughts in a book entitled School is Dead where he outlines his relationship with Illich and the subsequent train of thought that both men pursued.
- Education Without School: How It Can Be Done, NYRB Jan 7, 1971