Philosophy of education research papers focus on promoting particular understandings of the nature and goals of the educational system. Although some normative premises are required in (1) as a basis for any line of reasoning leading to conclusions in (3) or (5) about what education should foster or how it should do this, the premises appearing in (2) may be of various sorts-empirical, scientific, historical, metaphysical, theological, or epistemological.
Admission to candidature requires: (i) a bachelor’s degree with honours in an appropriate area of study from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; or (ii) a Master of Education by coursework from the University of Sydney with a weighted average mark of at least 75, or equivalent qualification.
The benign neglect” of philosophy of education by the general philosophical community—an area central to philosophy since Socrates and Plato—not only deprives the field of a huge swath of talented potential contributors; it also leaves working general philosophers and their students without an appreciation of an important branch of their discipline.
He states, Improving a community is possible by elevating the coming generations to the rank of humanity, not by obliterating the bad ones” (The Fountain 2002:71).But for Gülen, education is not utilitarian; it is integral to his philosophy and religious world view.
Not everyone will drop into a school they immediately fall in love with in terms of ethos, so don’t be afraid to try a new environment if your ideals or lofty impressions of the profession haven’t matched up immediately with the often cold and calculating reality of the education sector in the league table culture we currently live in.