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The Philosophy of Education
A discussion on John Dewey's philosophy of education.
# 92659 | 1,221 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2007 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory)

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This paper explores and analyzes Dewey's philosophy with regard to education. The author of the paper offers a personal opinion which strongly supports Dewey's philosophy that education is a process not a goal. The paper discusses the role of the teacher and the student. It also examines the goal of education in correlation with Dewey's philosophy. In conclusion, the author offers a summary of points made.

Table of Contents:
Defining Education as a Process
Education is a Multi-Faceted Process
The Goal of Education
The Role of The Teacher
The School as a Community of Learners
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Education of the individual is many-faceted and cannot be neatly placed into a box but a process of growth and change which addresses the needs of the individual or the 'whole' student and which challenges the student while at the same time present information that spurs the growth of the student's knowledge and further is education that is applicable real-life challenges and problems. While formal classical education is without a doubt a necessary part of the educational provision the real goal is to prepare the students to live and work in their world and it is a world characterized by constant change and growth and as well it is characterized by diversity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boydston, Joann ed. (1972) John Dewey - The Early Works, 18892-1998 5: Early Essays. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press. London and Amsterdam.

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