Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Frafranklin D Roosevelt.
Everything which bars freedom and fullness of communication sets up barriers that divide human beings into sets and cliques, into antagonistic sects and factions, and thereby undermines the democratic way of life. John Dewey
Globalization of education has led to the adoption of the schooling system in all countries of the world. Everywhere schools exist, they serve as mass educational institutions for encouraging “economic growth,” nation, and individual development (Anderson-Levitt K. M., 2005). In most cases, the purpose of education, wherever you go in the world, is to promoteContinue reading “GLOBALISATION OF EDUCATION”
Sociology theories of education and views of the purpose of education are different than the educational philosophies. Which sociological theory of education and view of the purpose and function of education aligns Progressivism philosophy of education? Introduction Sociology is the scientific study of human social relationships and interactions. Sociology ‘s subject matter is diverse. SubjectContinue reading “FUNCTIONALISM THEORY”
Military personnel with USA insignias sighted during the coup d’état in Guinea. France is known for destabilizing French Africa. Coup d’états, assassination and wars are all attributed to France because of economic reasons. They seek to control the resources of their former colonies at all cost. However, seeing white military personnel with USA insignias onContinue reading “FOREIGN TROOPS SIGHTED IN GUINEA COUP D’ÉTAT!”
Introduction Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a philosopher and educationalist born in Brazil. He developed the theory called “the pedagogy of the oppressed” (Freire, 1996). Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and the idea of what has come to be known as “critical pedagogy” pose education in a different light than many other educational philosophies. PauloContinue reading “PAULO FREIRE CRITICAL PEDAGOGY”
“In a room wherepeople unanimously maintaina conspiracy of silence,one word of truthsounds like a pistol shot.-Czesław Miłosz
Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them. Bertrand Russell,
Statement from the Head of the Coupe in Guinea. I’m Dumbuya and I’m forming CNRD which will steer the country through a Transition. I have dissolved the Parliament and Government. I’m ordering the suspension of the Constitution and ordered the closure of the land border and air space. My motive for the takeover is becauseContinue reading “The Good Future of Guinea Lies In The Hands of The Patriotic Guineans”
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power. Franklin D. Roosevelt
“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness,Continue reading “Democracy and Freedom Speech”
Analysis of progressive educational theory and major details of the philosophy, why this philosophy speaks to me and how I believe it will impact my classroom practice.
Introduction Today, progressive education is viewed as “a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century and has persisted in various forms to the present. It emphasizes student-centered learning experiences and that incorporates aspects such as learning by doing, valuing diversity, integrated curriculum, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaborative learning, social responsibility, democracy, and lifelong learning”Continue reading “Analysis of progressive educational theory and major details of the philosophy, why this philosophy speaks to me and how I believe it will impact my classroom practice.”
Explain what Dewey considered to be the Purpose(s) of EducationDewey was a thinker of education who valued the student centered model of learning but looked at classroom participation and moving away from rote memorization. His focus was on designing a model that took away from the teacher the role of authority and paced the responsibilityContinue reading “John Dewey’s Purpose of Education”
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