Philosophy of Education and the Ideal School

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MISSION STATEMENT After studying and researching the various methods of teachings and education systems that exists throughout the globe, I do have to admit that if I had the authority and influence I would probably change the way the schools are currently managed in the twenty-first century. In my opinion, my “Ideal School” would be an independent school that educates children from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. In addition, I will incorporate a classroom for toddlers and infants for parents who do not have the luxury to spend time with their children on a full-time basis. In this school I will try to provide challenging programs for all grade levels. The school will offer classes in a variety of languages that parents can choose from for their child to learn either another language and/or their native language as well as English, of course; music, literature, match, social sciences, art (such as drawing, sculpting, oil and water painting) will be part of the curriculum as well. The school will have small classes, with a low student-to-teacher ratio. The differentiated instructions will be based on children’s individual strengths, abilities and interests. In other words, our teachers will try to explore and strengthen children’s creativity, abilities and interests in order to grow and be ready for their next level of schooling which is high school. In addition, we will also teach to the “Standards” in order for kids in the number grades be able to pass state exams and move to the next level. Basically, the school’s philosophy will be to infuse respect for cultural differences and ideals of others, develop empathy, social responsibility and environmental awareness of their surroundings. PHILOSOPHERS The philosophers that I admire and hopefully can employ some of their teaching methods are John Dewey, John Pestalozzi, and Horace Mann. Their
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