Four Philosophies That Shape the Middle School

by John W. Dougherty

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation

Written in English
Published: Pages: 46 Downloads: 625
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Edition Notes

SeriesFastback Series, Vol. 410
ContributionsDonovan R. Walling (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11117457M
ISBN 100873676106
ISBN 109780873676106

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This booklet examines four philosophical approaches which undergird the tenets of middle school: (1) invitational education; (2) democratic schools; (3) constructivist teaching; and (4) reflective teaching.

An introduction discusses the history of the middle school movement, lists characteristics of exemplary middle schools, presents recommendations of the Carnegie Task Force for middle school Author: John W. Dougherty. Get this from a library.

Four philosophies that shape the middle school. [John W Dougherty; Phi Delta Kappa. Educational Foundation.] -- Discusses the definition, philosophy, and implementation of invitational education, democratic schools, constructivist teaching, and reflective teaching.

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Believe that school is the ideal place to begin ameliorating social problems Existentialism Subject matter takes a second place to helping students understand and appreciate themselves as unique individuals Learning is self-paced, self-directed, and includes a.

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Idealism Existentialism Idealists envision the world as it could be and continuously challenge the idea of reaching perfection. Reality happens through the mind and inspirations, which can also bring about enlightenment and knowledge.

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The book also includes a passionate defense of the ideas of Epicurus (the greatest of the ancient hedonists). This list is hardly exhaustive.

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The word "metaphysics" comes from two Greek words that, together, literally mean "after or behind or among [the study of] the natural".