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
Double-spaced, word-processed, 1-inch margins, 12-point font.
Conventions: Spelling, usage, paragraphing, and sentence structure.
Length/format: Appropriate to question (5 pages).
Completeness: Thorough discussion (“compact crystallization”).
The writing should be scholarly, but natural, unforced, and shot
through with wit, passion, delight, and/or intrigue.
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.”