Write 3-5 pages about your education philosophy:1.  What is your philosophy of education (Perennialism/Essentialism/ Progressivism/Existentialism/Social Reconstructivism)?  Cite the relevant philo

Write 3-5 pages about your education philosophy:

1.  What is your philosophy of education (Perennialism/Essentialism/ 

Progressivism/Existentialism/Social Reconstructivism)?  Cite the relevant 

philosophers and ideas discussed in your text and/or examined in class.  How will 

your philosophical perspective impact your teaching style?  How will your 

teaching placement modify your philosophy?  How do your personal values, 

political proclivities, class consciousness, racial perspectives, and historical 

insights influence your outlook?  Why is it important to have a philosophy of 

education? 

Structure/Organization

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Double-spaced, word-processed, 1-inch margins, 12-point font.

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Conventions: Spelling, usage, paragraphing, and sentence structure.

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Length/format: Appropriate to question (5 pages).

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Completeness:  Thorough discussion (“compact crystallization”).

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The writing should be scholarly, but natural, unforced, and shot 

through with wit, passion, delight, and/or intrigue.

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There should be an engaging “sound” to the writing, a contrast in 

sentence length and cadence.  It doesn’t plod; it has lilt.  Thus, “write 

for the ear.”