The readings have given you a sense of how people in the US have considered multiple purposes for schooling. Consider the educational system in India. What philosophies and particular people have influenced the educational system? Are they similar or different from the readings? What do you see as the primary purpose of schooling in your context?
1. Four basic purposes of school. (n.d.). In Foundations of education 201. Lumen. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/foundationsofedx81xmaster/chapter/four-basic-purposes-of-school/
2. GOV.UK. (2015, July 9). The purpose of education. Retrieved July 5, 2021, from https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-purpose-of-education
3. Reimers, F. (2017, August 03). Rediscovering the cosmopolitan moral purpose of education. BROOKINGS. https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/rediscovering-the-cosmopolitan-moral-purpose-of-education/
4. The purpose of education. (1947.). The Martin Luther King, Jr, Papers Project. http://okra.stanford.edu/transcription/document_images/Vol01Scans/123_Jan-Feb1947_The%20Purpose%20of%20Education.pdf
5. Walker, T. (2016, August 29). Whats the Purpose of Education? The public doesnt agree on the answer. NEA News. http://neatoday.org/2016/08/29/the-purpose-of-education-pdk-poll/
6. What is the purpose of education? [Infographic] (2012). ASCD. https://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_update/eu201207_infographic.pdf
This section will provide you with an understanding of the history of the American educational system and the Common School Movement. The Common School Movement is considered one of the pillars of Western education.
7. Gray, P. (2008, August 20). A brief history of education. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200808/brief-history-education
8. Graham, P. A. (2005). Introduction. In Schooling America: How the public schools meet the nation’s changing needs. (14-20).
To access this resource, first access eBook Central Academic through LIRN. Once you are in eBook Central, copy and paste the title, Schooling America as the title, in the search field.
9. Jeynes, W. (2012). The widespread growth of the common school and higher education. In American Educational History, pp. 145-156. https://www.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/13715_Chapter6.pdf
John Dewey had a profound and lasting impact on education. This section will introduce you to his theories of education and analyze his view of the purposes of education from a variety of perspectives.
10. Mintz, A. I. (n.d.). What is the purpose of education? Dewey’s challenge to his contemporaries. https://www.academia.edu/23693775/What_is_the_Purpose_of_Education_Deweys_challenge_to_his_contemporaries
11. Talebi, K. (2015, September). John Dewey- philosopher and educational reformer. European Journal of Educational Studies, 1(1). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED564712.pdf
12. About the IB. (n.d.). International Baccalaueate. https://www.ibo.org/about-the-ib/
13. The IB learner profile. (2013). International Baccalaureate. https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/fd82f70643ef4086b7d3f292cc214962/learner-profile-en.pdf
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