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ERIC Number: EJ854871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
An Exploration of Education: Examined through the Philosophies of Plato and Progressive Education
Manilow, Aaron
Schools: Studies in Education, v6 n2 p215-221 Fall 2009
In this piece, the author explores the concepts of teaching and learning through the work of Plato and of the founders of Francis W. Parker School. The school was founded around a century ago as a progressive institution following viewpoints of leaders such as Francis Parker and John Dewey. After reading works by these authors and sitting in on a lower school classroom, the author attempts to formulate his personal philosophy of education. He then looks back on his own experience at the Francis W. Parker School in an attempt to determine how well he has followed his newfound philosophy and how well the institution he attends has followed the guidelines set down by its founders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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