My Educational Philosophy Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

My Educational Philosophy
A discussion of a teacher's personal educational philosophy.
# 60560 | 1,249 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Aug 30, 2005 in Education (Theory) , English (Analysis) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper is a personal account of one teacher's educational philosophy and that of the school where he teaches. The writer explains that although his school teaches respect and intellectual engagement with all the cultures, it specifically and unapologetically focuses on the moral education and the development and celebration of each person's African-American identity as it relates to the neighborhood, the country, the faith, the immediate community that all students and faculty members strive to serve as well as the greater world. The writer claims that his own educational philosophy is commensurate with the school where he teaches.

From the Paper:

"In line with the thinking of secular educational perennialists, the school and my own educational philosophy emphasizes the importance of learning how to reason, rather than learning facts by rote. Perrenialists argue that accurate, independent reasoning defines the greatest difference between an uneducated mind and an educated mind. The ability to make intelligent choices, rather than obedience, marks the truly good student. My school, which is located in a section of Chicago where students are often challenged in their faith and belief structures with negative influences, thus embodies this aspect of the perrenialist tradition that encourages students to learn how to 'fish for a lifetime,' that is to learn how to learn, rather than to be given a singular meal to feed the student's mind for a day."

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