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Author Noddings, Nel.

Title The challenge to care in schools : an alternative approach to education / Nel Noddings
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Teachers College Press, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  370.114 Nod/Ctc 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xxvi, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Series Advances in contemporary educational thought series
Advances in contemporary educational thought series.
Contents Shallow educational response to deep social change -- Caring -- Beyond the disciplines : a critique of liberal education -- An alternative vision -- Caring and continuity -- Caring for self -- Caring in the inner circle -- Caring for strangers and distant others -- Caring for animals, plants, and the Earth -- Caring for the human-made world -- Caring for ideas -- Getting started in schools
Summary Noddings once again envisions a school system built on the idea that different people have different strengths, and that these strengths should be cultivated in an environment of caring, not of competition. She suggests that if we make the responsiveness characteristic of caring more basic than accountability, we can accommodate both traditional and progressive preferences in one school system to the benefit of all . . . especially the children. Chapters address the practical and theoretical questions involved in organizing traditional and nontraditional areas of study around themes of care. Introductory chapters focus on caring in general and on the problems of liberal education, while the final chapter offers sound advice for implementing a caring curriculum in our schools. --from publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186) and index
Subject Moral education -- United States.
Teacher-student relationships -- United States.
Parent and child -- United States.
LC no. 2005043072
ISBN 0807746096 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780807746097 (paperback: alk. paper)