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Comparative Analysis of Educational Philosophies

I) Create a chart to compare and contrast the major educational philosophies: idealism, realism, pragmatism, perennialism, progressivism, naturalism, and essentialism. Include categories of your choosing which will more easily identify similarities and differences. Include the corresponding impact on educational practices, beliefs, curriculum, and methodologies.

ii) Write an essay identifying which educational philosophy is prevalent in your school and which philosophy reflects your own classroom. What impact have the various philosophies had in the evolution of education? What impact does philosophy have on students and learning?

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A chart identifying the similarities and differences among the major philosophies of education. It includes the impacts of these philosophies on education in terms of beliefs, curriculum, practices and methodologies.