Essay on The Theoretical Framework Of Educational Philosophy

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Philosophy of Education Essay
Sharon D. Lewis
Walden University Theoretical Framework of Educational Philosophy Pragmatism is a philosophical movement that includes those who claim that an ideology or proposition is true if it works satisfactorily, that the meaning of a proposition is to be found in the practical consequences of accepting it, and that unpractical ideas are to be rejected. The pragmatic method is primarily a method of settling philosophical or spiritual disputes that would be never ending. William James argued that whenever a dispute is serious, we ought to be able to show some practical difference that must follow from one side or the other 's being right.
Progressivism is a belief that education should focus on the whole child, rather than on the content or the teacher and stresses that students should test ideas by active experimentation. Social Reconstructionism is a philosophy of education that focuses on using education to eliminate social inequities. These three theorists and three of their specific primary works by each of these theorists that will cite in my research are William James and his Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking (1907), and The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to Pragmatism (1909), Dewey and his first two books, Psychology (1887) and Leibniz’s New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding (1888) and I will also cite works from Theodore Brameld from the publication of Patterns of Educational…

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