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Knowledge is truth and should be learned for the sake of learning and to promote personal virtues.
a) Perennialism
b) Humanism
c) Essentialism
d) Progressivism

Promotes mastery of essential facts and common culture to prepare students to function effectively in society.
a) Essentialism
b) Perennialism
c) Existentialism
d) Humanism

Encourages development of child-centered problem solving skills through inquiry, discovery, and interaction.
a) Progressivism
b) Social Reconstructionism
c) Perennialism
d) Existentialism

Based on pragmatism and progressive education, it encourages schools to play a role in building a new social order.
a) Social reconstructionism
b) Progressivism
c) Existentialism
d) Essentialism

Encourages self-actualization through student independence and self-direction utilizing personal talents and abilities to assimilate knowledge.
a) Humanism
b) Existentialism
c) Social Reconstructionism
d) Progressivism

Maximizes students' freedom of choice and promotes self-reflection to determine ones' future.
a) Existentialism
b) Humanism
c) Progressivism
d) Perennialism

Reformer of the Progressive Era who encouraged child-centered curriculum and child-centered schools focusing on daily life activities.
a) John Dewey
b) Friedrich Froebel
c) Maria Montessori
d) Quaker Schools

One's personal teaching philosophy may include more than one of these educational philosophies.
a) Yes, this is very likely.
b) Yes, but it is very rare.
c) No, these philosophies are distinctly different and cannot be blended.
d) No, blending these philosophies would cause confusion for the students.

Your personal philosophy of education is based on:
a) Both of the answers provided
b) Your core values
c) What you believe in your heart and mind
d) None of the answers provided

Your philosophy of life and education will:
a) Factor into every decision you make as a teacher.
b) Not be important as you will make all decisions based on administration directives.
c) Only affect your academic work as you prepare to become a teacher.
d) Be forgotten once you begin to teach in your own classroom.

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