Philosophy of education can refer to either the academic field of applied philosophy or to any of educational philosophies that promote a specific type or vision of education, and/or which examine the definition, goals and meaning of education. Education should be for the happiness and liberty of the child and it should be through experience. Plato was an idealist philosopher who founded the first school of philosophy in Athens. Society can be a cruel place for students fresh out of high school and even college.
Through the various highs and lows, a teaching philosophy or mission statement” helps an educator stay true to one’s core beliefs. The aim of education according to Buddhist education was to influence the younger section of society according to the Buddhist thoughts.
Plato says that to become a philosopher or king, a person has to go through all the processes of education. Although there are elements of existentialism that occasionally appear in public schools, this philosophy has not been widely disseminated. Forte is a member of the Board of Education for Durham Public Schools and a visiting scholar and mentor in the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Initiative at Duke University.
A publication of The Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education. Philosophy has become a worthwhile enterprise largely because it is rested on educative functions. Philosophy of science, for instance, is needed to supplement the understanding of the natural and social sciences which one derives from scientific work itself.
Single issues of the journal are occasionally devoted to the critical discussion of a special topic of educational and philosophical importance. Pestalozzi has stated that education is the development of the inherent capacities of a child and as such education should develop to the fullest extent the physical, mental and moral capacities of a child.