For this assignment, complete the “Early Childhood Educational Philosophies” template. Describe four main philosophies of education – perennialism, progressivism, essentialism, and reconstructivism – and at least one philosopher who influenced the development of the philosophy, and the timeframe in which it was developed. Be sure to include the following:
- A description for each of the philosophies of education (origin, proponents, and main tenets).
- A philosopher associated with each philosophy and the timeframe in which it was developed.
- How each philosophy aligns with NAEYC standards and the child-centered approach.
Below the chart, write a 250-500 word reflection discussing one of the philosophies, and how it applies to the foundation of teaching practice.
Support your reflection with 2-3 scholarly references.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the 7th APA Style Guide, An abstract is not required.
Early Childhood Educational Philosophies
Philosophy Description Related Philosopher and Timeframe Alignment with NAEYC standards