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The Influence of Educational Philosophy on the Class Management of Primary Schools in Shanghai

Xiaoying Chen


Starting from the four educational philosophies of essentialism, eternity, progressivism and social reconstruction, and
taking the classroom management of Shanghai primary school as the research object, this paper makes an in-depth and detailed
analysis and Exploration on the choice of educators' educational philosophy. Based on the research results, the author puts forward
some suggestions on the application of educational philosophy in classroom management practice, and points out the limitations
of current application and possible research directions in the future, in order to further promote the effective combination of
educational philosophy and classroom teaching activities and promote the innovation and development of classroom management.


Classroom management; Essentialism; Perennialism; Progressivism and social reconstructionism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v6i15.5214