Perennialism, Essentialism, Progressivism & Reconstructionism

Within the epistemological frame that focuses on the nature of knowledge and how we come to know, there are four major educational philosophies, each related to one or more of the general or world philosophies just discussed. These educational philosophical approaches are currently used in classrooms the world over. They are Perennialism, Essentialism, Progressivism, and Reconstructionism.
These educational philosophies focus heavily on WHAT we should teach, the curriculum aspect. Click here to learn more about each and see a chart of comparision.