Philosophy of Education
Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself” (Myra, David, 402). According to him, personality is made by him/herself according to environment, religion, or society and everyone has a different belief and idea such as how they want to behave toward others or what I want to be on their own through their experience or life. Everyone has his or her own belief, philosophy, and dream but also I have my own concept. My philosophy of education revolves around why I want to be a teacher, my own philosophy of education, and what I want to do in future.
After reading the nonfiction book by Torey F Hayden ”The Child, Sheera” I was influenced to be a childhood special education teacher. If I didn’t read her book, I would not consider that I want to be a special education teacher. The author, Torey F Haydan was a specialist of a childhood special education and wrote about her experiences. She had a class for handicapped children and devoted her life to them. She always took care of her students. I was so impressed by her dedication that I realized that I want to be a special education teacher.
Not only did her book influence me, but children make me happy. Spending time with them, I feel happy even if I may be having a bad day. Through my elementary field experience, I have found students are friendly and open-minded. At first, I was so nervous because I am not a native and I have trouble speaking English well, so I really consider whether students would accept me. However, they accepted me immediately and I was embraced by big hugs and smiles. It made me feel relieved. This good opportunity makes me confirm that I like children and I want to be a teacher.
Because of above reasons, I want to be a teacher. To be the ideal teacher whom I want to be, I will focus on the philosophies of Existentialism and Progressivism.
Existentialism is one of the big support philosophies in my belief. Existentialists believe that the human being is not affected by the environment, but establish their own independence. According to the existentialism as an educational philosophy,...