John Dewey's Theories Of Education

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In the Beginning, it is Always Dark
The year was 470 BCE, when the founder of “thought processing” was born. In his time, The Biography of Socrates states that his main contribution to the Athenian society was teaching his philosophy of the arrival of truth through questioning, which is presently referred to as the Socratic Method. Since then, philosophers such as Plato (a student of Socrates) and Aristotle (a student of Plato) created and enhanced the formation of schools. Plato is the founder of “The Academy”. It was one of the first institutions of higher learning in the Western world, and during that time period was considered the leading influence on Greek thought. Inspired by Plato’s Academy, Aristotle opened the Lyceum (his own school
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Dewey eventually created “The Crown System”, in which he broke down the pedagogues created by the bourgeois-democratic revolution, thus finishing the work of both Socrates and Plato. It was Dewey’s purpose to unify the various parts of the educational system, and make each level available to all citizens. He designed the purposes of “High school, Grammar School, and Kindergarten. George Novack, author of “John Dewey’s Theories of Education” states that, “The High School” was created in the 19th century in order to care for the commerce industry. “Grammar School” was inherited from the eighteenth century was it was thought that boys required minimal education (read, write, and calculate) in order to care for themselves as adults. Finally, “Kindergarten” served a purpose of accommodating children from the breakup of families during the industrial revolution.”(6) He made a significant contribution to our current educational practices by then looking past gender, race, and class when the right to an equal opportunity for …show more content…
All students can learn, but it just takes a special kind of person to inspire them to reach their highest potential. Since 1787, the number of languages other than English spoken in the U.S. has increased significantly, as has the number of people in the U.S. who speak languages other than English. Educators experience this trend today in schools throughout the country. Nea.org expands on diverse/multicultural learners by stating, “The age, classification, cultures, life experiences and backgrounds of students will vary. This variety may impact the composition of the class. However, each class will be different.” Teachers are responsible for observing and making early estimates of the character of his/her class in order to determine effective strategies what will engage students in beneficial learning techniques based on the results. Global Education affects the methodologies that are present in our classrooms today by constantly requiring educational reforms due to containing the rapid influx of multiple cultures, races, beliefs, etc into one classroom. In effort to aid the 21st century students, the Council of Global Education expands on the model GEMS (Global Education Model of Schooling).The

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