Three Education Systems
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This paper discusses three educational philosophies in terms of the idea of democracy in the classroom and the individuality of the student. Paulo Freire's emancipatory education system is compared with American public schools and Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf system. The highest level of democracy and value of the individual is found in Freire's system, and the least in the American public school system, which Waldorf occupying a middle group between the two.
From the Paper:"The United States public school system finds its basis in a teacher-focused classroom that segregates grade levels and teaches to a mythical class of "average" ability and intelligence. Those students that fall below or above the average cut-off often have to suffer the consequences while in class, perhaps with supplemental materials brought in to their lives depending on how hard their caregivers work to make that happen. In contrast, Paulo Freire's philosophy of education seems revolutionary, which was his intention. Rather than perpetuate a teaching system that undervalued its students, Freire put forth a method that..."
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