- Words: 778
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Teaching
- Paper #: 42844051
Lafayette educators have combined the educational philosophies of 20th century intellectuals such as Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, and 20th century educators such as Howard Gardner with lessons learned from the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Block.
Specifically, Einstein and Russell (and others) often criticized the modern educational system, characterizing it as overly focused on rote memorization, uniformity of subject matter and methods, and the competitive motivation most often used