Western School of Thought of Education

Philosophies of education are reflected not only on the accepted ideals and beliefs of a society at a particular time but also on all those principles that have a bearing on the practices of education.

Idealism is basically a philosophy of life and it has exercised, like all other philosophies, a general rather than a specific influence on education. Idealism and naturalism have been the two great rivals in philosophical thought from the ancient to modern times. The other two philosophies, realism and pragmatism, arose in the 20th centuries though their roots can also be traced to the past. In ancient times, idealism began with Socrates and Plato. In the modern times it started with Descrate and later ...

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