What Our Schools Should Teach
By (author) Nel Noddings
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Critical Lessons by Nel Noddings
Book DescriptionCritical Lessons concentrates on the critical, reflective thinking that should be taught in high schools. Taking seriously the Socratic advice, 'know thyself', it focuses on topics that will help students to understand the forces - good and bad - that work to socialize them. This book argues why critical thinking is necessary in schools because it requires the discussion of critical issues: how we learn, the psychology of war, what it means to make a home, advertising and propaganda, choosing an occupation, gender, and religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521851886
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nel Noddings
Richer, Brighter Vision for American High Schools, Paperback (May 2015)
Nel Noddings advocates a unifying educational aim of producing better adults and presents strategies to achieve this in high schools.
Caring, Paperback (October 2013)
With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, the author builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child. She discusses the extent to which we may truly care for plants, animals, or ideas.
Peace Education, Paperback (November 2011)
An approach to peace education designed to help students understand the psychological factors that push people into war and violence.
Maternal Factor, Paperback (April 2010)» View all books by Nel Noddings
If we celebrate the success of women becoming more like men in professional life, should we not simultaneously hope that men become more like women - in caring for others, rejecting violence, and valuing the work of caring both publicly and personally? This book answers this question by locating one source of morality in maternal instinct.
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Author Biography - Nel Noddings
Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford University. She is past president of the Philosophy of Education Society and of the John Dewey Society. In addition to fourteen books - among them are Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education, Women and Evil, The Challenge to Care in Schools, Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief, and Philosophy of Education - she is the author of some 200 articles and chapters on various topics ranging from the ethics of care to mathematical problem solving. Her latest books are Starting at Home: Caring and Social Policy, Educating Moral People: A Caring Alternative to Character Education and Happiness and Education (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Noddings spent 15 years as a teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer in public schools. She served as a mathematics department chairperson in New Jersey and as Director of the Laboratory Schools at the University of Chicago. At Stanford, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence three times, most recently in 1997. She also served as Associate Dean and as Acting Dean at Stanford University for four years.
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