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This theory of education is rooted in realism and the aim is to transmit the enduring truth and values of the culture.
a) Progressivism
b) Essentialism
c) Perennialism
d) Critical theory

This theory of education is rooted in idealism and realism and the aim is to develop basic skills of literacy, numeracy and subject-matter knowledge.
a) Progressivism
b) Essentialism
c) Perennialism
d) Critical Theory

The ancient philosopher who developed realism, which stresses objective knowledge and values.
a) Aristotle
b) Plato
c) Gandhi
d) Aquinas

Which philosophy believed schools are sites of democratic criticism and social change to empower dominated groups?
a) Existentialism
b) Realism
c) Idealism
d) Postmodernism

Which philosophy believes reality is subjective, with existence preceding essence?
a) Idealism
b) Existentialism
c) Realism
d) Postmodernism

Which philosophy believes a subject-matter curriculum emphasizes the culture's great and enduring ideas?
a) Postmodernism
b) Pragmatism
c) Existentialism
d) Idealism

Idealists such as the American transcendentalists use the concepts of ______________ to explain how they perceive reality.
a) the Socratic method
b) macrocosm and microcosm
c) latent knowledge
d) a priori ideas

The Socratic method, used by idealists, stimulates the learner's awareness of ideas by?
a) transmitting cultural heritage
b) conveying time tested cultural values
c) encouraging students to share interests
d) Asking leading questions

An __________ education encourages deep personal reflection on one's identity, commitments, and choices.
a) Existentialism
b) Realism
c) Postmodernism
d) Idealism

Which theory of education uses instruction that features problem solving and group activities; the teacher acts as a facilitator?
a) Critical theory
b) Essentialism
c) Perennialism
d) Progressivism

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