My Philosophy Of Education Is Comprehensive Essay

1312 Words Feb 13th, 2016 6 Pages
My philosophy of education is comprehensive, and I concur with various aspects of Perennialism, Essentialism, Progressivism, and Social Reconstructionism. Essentialism is the philosophy I am most familiar with and it has had a profound impact on me. Perennialism is also a philosophy that has had significant influence on my beliefs. Progressive and Social Constructionism also contribute certain ideals to my educational philosophy. Although I do not agree with each aspect of these curriculum philosophies, each one has influenced and shaped my personal thoughts and beliefs about education.
My philosophy of education is greatly influenced by the ideals found in Perennialism. I agree that education should involve teaching mathematics, science, social studies and English/language arts (including reading). Students need to have a basic understanding of these four subjects in order to be able to thrive in the world around them. Based upon my experiences in the classroom, I strongly believe being able to read is vital to the success of students in all other subjects. If a student cannot read and write, he/she will have a difficult time becoming a successful, contributing member of society. Understanding basic science principles and how they affect our daily lives is also essential. The social studies curriculum encompasses geography, history, and civilizations and teaches students valuable lessons about the world they live in. Although many students do not want to learn math and…

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