My Philosophy Of Education As A Education

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Every teacher has a different idea of how and what their students should learn. Therefore, every teacher has a different philosophy of education, and what purpose education serves in a child’s life. The five philosophies of education that we recognize are: Essentialism, Perennialism, Progressivism, Social Reconstructionism, and Existentialism. I would most recognize my philosophy of education as Essentialism. Essentialism has been a dominant influence in American education since World War II. It focuses on core curriculum of traditional academic topics. I believe that the purpose of education is teaching students the essential topics to help them in our world. Math, science, history, and language arts would be my main subjects that I would want my students to understand. Of course, adding in foreign language and other electives can also help students with future careers and making their way through life. My philosophy represents the basic knowledge that one knows and will actually contribute to their everyday life. I would want most of the focus to be on the material I am teaching and less on group work. As an elementary education major, I plan to teach younger children who can be easily distracted. I want to teach my students in a way that will keep their attention such as interesting lesson plans, all while teaching basic subjects like writing, reading, and math. In our growing world, we are becoming more and more diverse. Since diversity is relatively new to us, we…
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