Philosophy of education is the philosophical study of education, often understood as a field of applied philosophy that draws from established branches of philosophy in epistemology, ethics, axiology, and politics to raise and address questions of educational aims, methods, and problems, and of educational policy, pedagogy, and curriculum. Moreover, traditional education , and age old believes about education have their origin in Plato’s philosophy, so it is only through a study of Plato that one can understand these things right at the source. In this case we have philosophy of pre-primary, of primary school, of secondary school, even philosophy of higher formal learning institutions as philosophy of particular universities.
Philosophy majors rank FIRST among all majors on the verbal section of the GRE. Skepticism: This philosophy involves continual questioning and testing to obtain knowledge. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of the economic life, the family as bearer of tradition and education has been weakened.
Whitehead is very specific in stating that the breadth of a curriculum is not conducive to education but the depth of one subject is the best way to obtain the education. According to the naturalists education should be according to the nature of the child, Rousseau has played a great role in this regard (Sahu, 2002).
Students and educators work together on determining what should be learned and how it is best to learn it. School is not seen as an institution that controls and directs youth, or works to preserve and transmit the core culture, but as an institution that works with the youth to improve society or help students realize their individuality.
Curriculum is constructed in accordance with the aims of education that are ultimately guided by the objectives of life over which philosophy has great bearing. One will be counted as emancipated if education helps to solve the problems an individual faces.