My Philosophy of Education and Goals I Wish to Pursue as a Teacher

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When I was growing up I remember in elementary my teachers would always pass out these standardized tests and at the beginning of them there would be some simple questions to fill out before we, the students, could begin. There would always be that one question, what do you want to be when you grow up? I always put doctor or lawyer because I assumed that was the right answer. What the “grown-ups” wanted to hear. I remember finally in the seventh grade that I still didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and we had to take another standardized test. There it was, that abominable question, staring me in the face. I picked up my pencil to right in the correct answer, when my English teacher stopped the class and told us something that …show more content…
Therefore I have found the roots of my philosophy of teaching to be progressivism and reconstructionism. Students should be able to use their knowledge outside the classroom walls. They not only better themselves individually, but could have an impact on our society today. By using social reconstructionism it builds the student’s self-esteem, as well as their problem solving skills. There are many current issues in the education system right now that falls back on the teachers most time when something goes wrong. One big issue right now and that will probably continue to be an issue is funding. There is just not enough money placed into the school systems. The government will fund your school though at a price. Teach to the testing standard and you will get the money you want. For example the NCLBA, or No Child Left Behind Act, has had some huge controversy in the past. Sometime during the year a standardized test will be given out and if the students do not pass it is not the student who is looked at, but rather the teacher the one who was supposed to prepare them. There have been several arguments coming from not only teachers, but parents, tax-payers as well. Most parents understand that everyone should have an equal education, not be discriminated against for any reason, such as race,

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