Educational Philosophy Essay

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Educaitonal Philosophy My Philosophy of Education By: Course: Professor: Due: July 13, 2010 Introduction Today’s America is a far cry from the America that I grew up in. It used to be that a child could walk to school, speak to a crossing guard, stop a pick a flower for their teacher and expect a smile to go along with their daily educational bread. The adage of an apple for the teacher is no more. In fact less than five years ago a teacher received several broken ribs and a broken neck over an apple iPod. My how times have changed. Although the student has changed, the neighborhoods no longer look the same and the attitude of the community is different, one thing should remain the same; the dedication of the teacher. Every teacher that stands in front of a classroom has the minds and lives of a future generation in their hands. It is with those hands that it is their responsibility to shape a nation of future doers. Each one of those dedicated professionals should have an active and functional philosophy of education that they bring to the table everyday in hopes to building that successful nation. Educating children profoundly affects their lives and influences the life of anyone who comes into contact with them. Education provides a foundation for a child to base the rest of his or her life on, a foundation that must be strong if we hope to build a strong nation. Without a solid education, it becomes impossible for an individual to provide for themselves and their family. Also, well-educated people can make decisions that benefit both their own interests and the interests of society as a whole. In this paper, I will address my personal opinions and philosophy about education. I will address the nature of today’s student as well as the basis of knowledge. Personal Philosophy No two students are exactly

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