The Purpose of Schools

“Schools began in ancient time as places set apart from the real world…the theory and practice dichotomy is nothing new…the idea that a school ought to provide both abstract and practical experience is largely a twentieth century convention” (Ellis, 2004, p. 150-151). What is the purpose of schools? This simple yet fundamental question has been […]

From Pedagogic Creed to Practice: Putting Words into Motion in the Classroom

“I believe that every teacher should realize the dignity of his calling; that he is a social servant set apart for the maintenance of proper social order and the securing of the right social growth” (John Dewey , 1897). Education is indeed, as Dewey notes, a profession of service. Educators are both entrusted and charged […]