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Education Midterm


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Social Darwinist, believed that education should be based on necessary activities that sustain survival, he emphasized science, math and technology and was against public schools
People should be empowered to resist and overcome forces that oppressed them; students must study their lives to raise their consciousness; teachers should have awareness of power relationships in schools and conditions that affect their schools
Believed in empiricism- that everything was learned from birth through sensation and newborns' minds were like blank slates; believed all persons possessed inalienable rights of life, liberty and property
Was an idealist- spiritually based reality; teacher should be sensitive to child's needs and be very respectable (have high moral standards). He brought up the idea of kindergarten.
Created pansophism, which emphasized sensorty learning; believed that universally shared knowledge would generate a love of wisdom that would overcome ethnic/relgious hatreds and create world peace; wanted teachers to be gentle and loving and materials s
Believed children view the world very different from adults, yet their view is always changing as they learn more and reconnect new knowledge and understanding to old concepts (stages of cognitive development); believed one cannot force learning on child
Believed in respecting children's freedom and learning through sensation; believed society corrupted children and curriculum should center on children's interests and needs
Believed everyone should have an opportunity for education; children have an inner need to work at what interests them
Believed schools should be closely connected with society for sake of politics; emphasized scientific method; schools should allow children to test all ideas, and it should be available to all
Wanted schools that were like a famiy and nurtured children's development; the teacher should be skilled and loving
Emphasized learning for immigrants, urban and women; schools should ideally be multifunctional, creating new sense of community; feminist

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