Below are examples of educational philosophies that some families have found useful in the past. At the same time it has tried to reveal problems with the ways in which these different accounts have been driven in part by various agendas to define a scope and boundary for the field, and often to privilege one or another approach to philosophy of education, even when they have endeavored to be comprehensive and fair to all views.
Dewey’s work was of central importance for the American progressive education movement in its formative years, although there was a fair degree of misunderstanding of his ideas as progressives interpreted his often extremely dense prose to be saying what they personally happened to believe.
The most lively contemporary debates about education research, however, were set in motion around the turn of the millennium when the US Federal Government moved in the direction of funding only rigorously scientific educational research—the kind that could establish causal factors which could then guide the development of practically effective policies.
In his textbook Building a Philosophy of Education he has two major ideas that are the main points to his philosophical outlook: The first is truth and the second is universal structures to be found in humanity’s struggle for education and the good life.
Throughout his public life, Gülen has taught that learning is a duty for all humans and by fulfilling it we attain the rank of true humanity and become a beneficial element of society” ( Ünal and Williams 2000:308 ). Gülen is not only addressing the education of children in his writings but the education of all.