Philosophy of Education Paper

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Education Philosophy Position Final Paper
Michele A. Williams
2012 Educ. 305-D04 LUO
As postmodern educators feel their way through an ever changing multicultural classroom environment, it is imperative that each hold firmly to their philosophical positions and do not let society influence them in a negative way. At the same time all teachers should be continually reflecting inwardly to make oneself accountable to their profession.
Teachers have a great responsibility to see that every child in their care receive and education based on truth. This only can be achieved by understanding that absolute truth exists. There is a great debate in this country as to whether absolute truth exists. To make that statement that there is no
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Science is simply the pursuit of knowledge, the study of what we know, and the quest to know more. Therefore, all scientific studies must by necessity be founded upon the belief that there are objective realities existing in the world and these realities may be discovered and proven. Without absolutes, what would there be to study? How may one know that the findings of science are real? In fact, the very laws of science are founded on the existence of absolute truth. (The Bible Has Answers, 2002, p. 1). Mankind seeks God, hopes for the future, and answers to their deepest questions. Religion itself is a good testimony for absolute truth. It is really evidence that mankind is more than just a highly evolved animal. It is evidence of a higher purpose and of the existence of a personal and purposeful Creator who implanted in the hearts of mankind the desire to know Him. He becomes the standard for absolute truth, and it is His authority that establishes that truth. (The Bible Has Answers, 2002). What needs to be taught in the classroom is absolute truth. It should be taught with zealousness for the achievement of the great commission Matthew 28:19-20: “therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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