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Everyone who teaches has a philosophy of education Everything that a teacher does is colored by the philosophy heshe holds Every philosophy has at least the three following elements ontology-what is real epistemology-what is true and axiology-what is of value good ethics So what exactly do we mean by the phrase Educational Philosophy The definition of Educational Philosophy is the desire to arrange all of the various experiences of education into a meaningful pattern Arranging the experiences of ones educational philosophy is like putting together a big picture puzzle There are at least five major pieces to the puzzle This paper will define the five pieces in an attempt to better explain and give an understanding of ones educational philosophy However there are two views to be looked at when explaining ones educational philosophy- the view of the World and the view of the Word Both views will be reported The first piece of the puzzle is the Purpose and Goal of Education Some of the thoughts of the world are as follows One is for Reconstruction which means to form a society in a certain way An example of this is Busing-- when schools are used to meet a social goal A second purpose of education according to the world is for Life Adjustment which means helping children to become successful and productive citizens National Survival is the worlds third purpose of education It is believed that an educated people is a free people When Russia beat us in space our country put an emphasis in math and science education in order to gain power A final goal of the worlds for the purpose in education is for Psychological Maturity- knowing and understanding thyself Now the purpose and goal of education according to the word is as follows To educate actually has a two-fold meaning with important Biblical implications One it means to nurturenourish while giving information and two to
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