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  1. What is a philosophy of education, and why should it be important to you?

  2. How do teacher-centered philosophies of education differ from student-centered philosophies of education?

  3. What are some major philosophies of education in the United States today?

  4. How are these philosophies reflected in school practices?

  5. What are some of the psychological and cultural factors influencing education?

  6. What were the contributions of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to Western philosophy, and how is their legacy reflected in education today?

  7. How do metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, and logic factor into a philosophy of education?

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