Tag Archives: Educational Philosophies

Making a difference at Echo Glen: Better late (intervention) than never

Echo Glen is Washington’s juvenile detention center, and is combined with a school of the same name. Established in 1967 Echo Glen stands deep in the woods just a few miles off of Highway 18 and Interstate 90 between Issaquah … Continue reading

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Social, Moral and Academic Education & Literary Influences

Topic #1 When pondering the ideas of social, moral, and academic education, and what it means to educate well rounded students that are mindful of others as well as their own academic prowess, I start with a definition of morality … Continue reading

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EDU 6120 – Week 9 “Authentic Application”

We teach a subject, not to produce little living libraries from that subject, but rather to get a student to think mathematically for himself, to consider matters as a historian does, to take part in the process of knowledge-getting. Knowledge … Continue reading

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EDU 6120 – Week 8 “I can teach”

As important as all the readings were this week, probably the most pertinent to me as a Special Education teaching student was Arthur Ellis’ section on the Public Law 94-142 in 1975, which has been updated several times maybe most … Continue reading

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EDU 6120 – Week 7 “All things considered”

One of the important points I notice in Horace Mann’s annual report for the Massachusetts State Board of Education (1848) is the denunciation of “European theory.” It was about 50 years after the French revolution when he wrote, “the fatal … Continue reading

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EDU 6120 – Week 6 “Search for Meaning”

In this week’s readings there is no lack of deep meaning pertaining to education. From the first selection I picked two quotes which I found in Rouseau’s Emile, or a Treatise on Education (1773). First was “(“Man’s worth does not … Continue reading

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EDU 6120 – Week 5 “Key Idea Identification”

As I read through this week’s readings I find myself reflecting on what kind of teacher I would like to be. In Arthur Ellis’ Philosophical Perspectives paper he outlines the different schools of philosophy and educational philosophy. As he mentions, … Continue reading

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