EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY INVENTORY

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1. Please provide the following information for statistical purposes. Put an X DEM or REP. Put an X for Male or Female.
2. The curriculum should emphasize essential knowledge, not students' personal interests.
1. Strongly Disagree 2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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3. All learning results from rewards controlled by the external environment.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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4. Teachers should emphasize interdisciplinary subject matter that encourages project oriented, democratic classrooms.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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5. Education should emphasize the search for personal meaning, not a set fixed body of knowledge.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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6. The ultimate aim of education is constant, absolute, and universal: to cultivate the rational intellect.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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7. Schools should actively involve students in social change to reform society.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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8. Schools should teach basic skills not humanistic ideals.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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9. Eventually human behavior will be explained by scientific laws proving there is no free will.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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10. Teachers should be facilitators and resources who guide student inquiry not managers of behavior.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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11. The best teachers encourage personal reponses and develop self-awareness of their students.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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12. The curriculum should be the same for everyone: the collective wisdom of Western culture delivered through lecture and discussion.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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13. Schools should lead society toward radical social change not transmit traditional values.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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14. The purpose of schools is to ensure practical preparation for life not to encourage personal choice.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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15. The best teachers manage student behavior efficiently and accurately measure learning of prescribed objectives.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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16. Curriculum should emerge from students’ needs and interests, therefore it should not be prescribed in advance.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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17. Helping students develop personal values is more important than transmitting traditional values.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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18. The best education would consist primarily of exposure to great works in the humanities.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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19. It is more important for teachers to involve students in activities to criticize and transform society than to teach the "Great Books."
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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20. Schools should emphasize discipline, hard work, and respect for authority not reform society.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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21. Human learning can be controlled: anyone can be taught to be a scientist or a thief; therefore personal choice is a myth.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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22. Education should enhance personal growth through problem solving in the present not emphasize preparation for a distant future.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral 4.5. Strongly Agree
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23. Since we are born with an unformed personality, personal growth should be the focus of education.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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24. The universal constant in human nature is the ability to reason therefore the sole focus of education should be to develop reasoning ability.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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25. Schools perpetuate racism and sexism camouflaged as traditional values.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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26. Teachers should efficiently transmit a set fixed body of knowledge not experiment with curriculum.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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27. Teaching is primarily management of student behavior to achieve the teacher's objectives.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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28. Education should involve students in democratic activities and reflective thinking.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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29. Students should have significant involvement in choosing what and how they learn.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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30. Teachers should promote the permanency of the "classics" not practical preparation for life.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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31. Learning should lead students to involvement in social reform.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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32. On the whole, school should and must indoctrinate students with traditional values.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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33. If ideas cannot be proved by science, they should be ignored as superstition and nonsense.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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34. The major goal for teachers is to create an environment where students can learn on their own by guided reflection upon their experiences.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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35. Teachers should create opportunities for students to make personal choices not shape their behavior.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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36. The aim of education should be the same in every age and society not differ from teacher to teacher.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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37. Education should lead society toward social betterment not practical preparation for life.
1. Strongly Disagree2.3. Neutral4.5. Strongly Agree
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