Essay about My Philosophy of Education

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My Philosophy of Education

Education is a major component of our society. Each culture has its own traditions on education, and there are many different philosophies on education. There are so many people that are involved in the educational system, and I feel that it is important to express my own philosophy on education.

Of course, one purpose of education is to help to develop children emotionally. In the educational setting students learn manners, how to respect their peers and their elders. In fact, I feel that this is one of the more important purposes of the schools. Children learn how to interact with other students, and teachers. Especially in the early years, students are taught to be
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By learning history, one can understand traditions and cultures. Students can understand how governments work, and learn how to participate in society. By learning science, math and technology you can understand how things work, and work to create new items. By learning languages, you can communicate with people from around the world, learn their history and understand their traditions. Each of these subjects are intertwined, and I feel that the purpose of education is to teach students many different subject areas, so that they have a wide, open minded view of the world.

Another important purpose of education is to guide students to decide where their interests lie. I feel that it is very important to provide a wide range of subject areas, so that students may explore diverse areas, so experience different things, so that they can develop curiosity and concentration in areas that interest them. For example, students often ask themselves, and their teachers, why they have to take a certain class, or learn a certain concept. I recently experienced this first hand. When I came to The College of New Jersey, I had already decided that my major would be Secondary Education and Spanish. One of the general education classes that is required for all Education majors is eight credits of lab science. I enrolled in an Introduction to Geology class. At first, I was upset and annoyed that I had to take

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