Caring

A Feminine Approach to Ethics & Moral Education

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520238640

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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A compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on caring, a feminine view that examines what it means to care and be cared for. New edition with new preface.

Educating Moral People

A Caring Alternative to Character Education

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807741696

Category: Education

Page: 170

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In this collection of essential essays, Nel Noddings examines alternatives to prevailing models of character education - a sympathetic approach based on an ethic of care. Covering both stories in the classroom and controversial issues in education, Noddings describes the similarities and differences between character education and care ethics...examines how moral education might be infused throughout the curriculum...and calls for greater cooperation across fields and more attention to the practical problems of everyday teaching.

Starting at Home

Caring and Social Policy

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520927568

Category: Philosophy

Page: 349

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Nel Noddings, one of the central figures in the contemporary discussion of ethics and moral education, argues that caring--a way of life learned at home--can be extended into a theory that guides social policy. Tackling issues such as capital punishment, drug treatment, homelessness, mental illness, and abortion, Noddings inverts traditional philosophical priorities to show how an ethic of care can have profound and compelling implications for social and political thought. Instead of beginning with an ideal state and then describing a role for home and family, this book starts with an ideal home and asks how what is learned there may be extended to the larger social domain. Noddings examines the tension between freedom and equality that characterized liberal thought in the twentieth century and finds that--for all its strengths--liberalism is still inadequate as social policy. She suggests instead that an attitude of attentive love in the home induces a corresponding responsiveness that can serve as a foundation for social policy. With her characteristic sensitivity to the individual and to the vulnerable in society, the author concludes that any corrective practice that does more harm than the behavior it is aimed at correcting should be abandoned. This suggests an end to the disastrous war on drugs. In addition, Noddings states that the caring professions that deal with the homeless should be guided by flexible policies that allow practitioners to respond adequately to the needs of very different clients. She recommends that the school curriculum should include serious preparation for home life as well as for professional and civic life. Emphasizing the importance of improving life in everyday homes and the possible role social policy might play in this improvement, Starting at Home highlights the inextricable link between the development of care in individual lives and any discussion of moral life and social policy.

The Maternal Factor

Two Paths to Morality

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520265491

Category: Philosophy

Page: 289

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"Noddings delves deeper into the study of care ethics, an area she pioneered, and emerges with new, sure to be controversial ideas on gender differences, moral development and caring. Anyone interested in these topics will want to read this book."--Michael Slote, author of "The Ethics of Care and Empathy" "Noddings presents us with a unique and provocative way to look at basic moral caring. This work from one of America's most prominent intellectual figures is sure to change how we understand ethical and moral evolution."--Jean Watson, University of Colorado Denver

The Challenge to Care in Schools, 2nd Editon

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777314X

Category: Education

Page: 222

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After a decade of educational reforms, The Challenge to Care in Schools is even more relevant now than when it was first published. In her new Introduction, Nel Noddings revisits her seminal book and places care as central to current debates on standardization, accountability, privatization, and the continuous struggle between traditional and progressive methods of education. Rather then forcing one side to yield to the other, this book advocates an alternative, “responsive system” that will allow the best ideas to flourish. In the Second Edition, 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. Praise for the First Edition! "A welcome addition to the often fragmented discussion of what children need and what school and education should be." —Harvard Educational Review "I recommend this book to all concerned about education, personally and/or professionally." —Journal of Moral Education "In the morass of school reform that calls for such changes as national standards, improved assessments, and new ways of organizing schooling, Noddings provides lucid thinking about the priorities we ought to consider." —Teachers College Record

Moral Boundaries

A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care

Author: Joan C. Tronto

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415906425

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Education and Democracy in the 21st Century

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772313

Category: Education

Page: 179

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"Educational philosopher Nel Noddings draws on John Dewey's foundational work to reimagine education's aims and curriculum for the 21st century. Noddings looks at education as a multi-aim enterprise in which schools must address needs in all three domains of life: home and family, occupational, and civic. She raises critical questions about the current enthusiasm for standardization, the search for 'one-best-way' solutions, and the practice of maintaining a sharp separation between the disciplines. Comprehensive in its scope, chapters examine the liberal arts curriculum, vocational education, restructuring secondary school, extracurricular activities, national and global citizenship, critical thinking, and moral education."--Back cover.

Women and Evil

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520074130

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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A consideratioon of the morality of evil from the standoint of women.

Happiness and Education

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521807630

Category: Education

Page: 308

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Explores what we might teach if we take happiness seriously as an aim of education.

Philosophy of Education

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813349893

Category: Education

Page: 284

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The first edition of Nel Noddings' Philosophy of Education was acclaimed as the “best overview in the field” by the journal Teaching Philosophy and predicted to “become the standard textbook in philosophy of education” by Educational Theory. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has now been updated to reflect the most current thinking in the field. A revised chapter on Logic and Critical Thinking makes the topic more accessible to students and examines how critical thinking plays a role in light of the new Common Core standards. Philosophy of Education introduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This is an essential text not only for teachers and future teachers, but also for anyone needing a survey of contemporary trends in philosophy of education.

Critical Lessons

What our Schools Should Teach

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139454986

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Critical 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.

Peace Education

How We Come to Love and Hate War

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503960

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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There is a huge volume of work on war and its causes, most of which treats its political and economic roots. In Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War, Nel Noddings explores the psychological factors that support war: nationalism, hatred, delight in spectacles, masculinity, religious extremism and the search for existential meaning. She argues that while schools can do little to reduce the economic and political causes, they can do much to moderate the psychological factors that promote violence by helping students understand the forces that manipulate them.

Teaching Controversial Issues

The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom

Author: Nel Noddings,Laurie Brooks

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777488X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In this book, eminent educational philosopher Nel Noddings and daughter Laurie Brooks explain how teachers can foster critical thinking through the exploration of controversial issues. The emphasis is on the use of critical thinking to understand and collaborate, not simply to win arguments. The authors describe how critical thinking that encourages dialogue across the school disciplines and across social/economic classes prepares students for participation in democracy. They offer specific, concrete strategies for addressing a variety of issues related to authority, religion, gender, race, media, sports, entertainment, class and poverty, capitalism and socialism, and equality and justice. The goal is to develop individuals who can examine their own beliefs, those of their own and other groups, and those of their nation, and can do so with respect and understanding for others values. Book Features: Underscores the necessity of moral commitment in the use of critical thinking. Offers assistance for handling controversial issues that many teachers find unsettling. Proposes a way for students and teachers to work together across the disciplines. “Brooks and Noddings offer a timely and inspirational guide for teaching critical thinking in American schools. With deep roots in American philosophy and traditions, this book inspires us to teach students to question authority while fostering meaningful conversations about the difficult issues confronting our nation. This book offers a recipe for nurturing the next generation of caring and critical democratic citizens.” —Andrew Fiala, professor, California State University, Fresno “Chock-full of contemporary and historical examples, this book offers educators myriad examples of how to help students learn to talk with and listen to others and to understand the fullness of our collective humanity.” —Suzanne M. Wilson, University of Connecticut

The Heart of What Matters

The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy

Author: Anthony Cunningham

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520226623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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"This is a wonderful book--beautifully written, deeply moving, and philosophically well argued. I loved it."—Nel Noddings, author of Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education "This book gives us something all too rare in contemporary philosophical writing: a passionate, careful, deeply sympathetic and sustained analysis of some important literary narratives in aid of a clearly defined philosophical project. Whether one agrees with Cunningham's conclusions or not, his treatment of the texts is inspiring and illuminating."—Lawrence C. Becker, author of A New Stoicism

Educating Citizens for Global Awareness

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807745342

Category: Education

Page: 161

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Educating students about their roles as global citizens is a challenge that has taken on increasing importance in recent years. In this volume, prominent educators join Nel Noddings to address the issue of global citizenship, what this means, and how it should shape curriculum and teaching in K-12 classrooms. Features: frameworks for educating global citizens, including building community and mutual respect, creating social responsibility, instilling an appreciation for diversity, promoting emotional literacy, and managing and resolving conflict: practical suggestions to help teachers enrich their classrooms with global content; advice for teaching better global attitudes throughout the curriculum, including social studies, science, literature, and math classes; and diverse perspectives by leading educators and scholars on global citizenship and its value to education and community.

Rethinking Feminist Ethics

Care, Trust and Empathy

Author: Daryl Koehn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134679319

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The question of whether there can be a distinctively female ethics is one of the most important and controversial debates in gender studies, philosophy and psychology today. Rethinking Feminist Ethics; Care, Trust and Empathy marks a bold intervention in these debates and bridges the ground between women theorists disenchanted with aspects of traditional ethics and traditional theories that insist upon the need for some ethical principles.

Ethics

The Essential Writings

Author: Gordon Marino

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588368017

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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In Ethics: The Essential Writings, philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought—from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer—and cover a broad range of topics, from the timeless questions of justice, morality, and faith to the hot-button concerns of today, such as animal rights, our duties to the environment, and gender issues. Featuring an illuminating preamble, concise introductory essays on the giants of ethical theory, and incisive chapter headnotes to the modern offerings, this Modern Library edition is a perfect single-volume reference for students, teachers, and anyone eager to engage in reflection on ethical questions, including “What is the basis for our ethical views and judgments?” Gordon Marino is professor of philosophy and director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in writing on ethics and the law, he is the author of Kierkegaard in the Present Age, co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard, and editor of the Modern Library’s Basic Writings of Existentialism. His essays have appeared in The New York Times. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775983

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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One of the most enduring and controversial issues in American education concerns the place of individual beliefs and moral standards in the classroom. Noddings argues that public schools should address the fundamental questions that teenagers inevitably rasie about the nature, value and meaning of life (and death), and to do so across the curriculum without limiting such existential and metaphysical discussions to separate religion, philosophy or even history classes. Explorations of the existence of a God or gods, and the value and validity of religious belief for societies or individuals, she writes “whether they are initiated by students or teachers, should be part of the free exchange of human concerns—a way in which people share their awe, doubts, fears, hopes, knowledge and ignorance.” Such basic human concerns, Noddings maintains, are relevant to nearly every subject and should be both non-coercive and free from academic evalution. “Nel Noddings probes the many ways in which children’s questions about God and gods, existence, and the meaning of life can and should be integrated into life in classrooms and the real world of the public schools.” —From the Foreword “This is a rich and sensitive book that will give teachers, administrators, parents, philosophers of education—any concerned citizen—the basis for more substantial discussion and concrete proposals.” —Free Inquiry “Impressive in its sweep of possibilities for exploration in the school curriculum and teacher education.” —Educational Theory

IN A DIFFERENT VOICE

Author: Carol GILLIGAN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674037618

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This is the little book that started a revolution, making women's voices heard, in their own right and with their own integrity, for virtually the first time in social scientific theorizing about women. Its impact was immediate and continues to this day, in the academic world and beyond. Translated into sixteen languages, with more than 700,000 copies sold around the world, In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives, and political debate—and helped many women and men to see themselves and each other in a different light.