Nel Noddings Philosophy of Education

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Philosophy of Education

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9780813345314: Philosophy of Education

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. Features of the third edition include a new chapter on multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism in education, as well as updates on the latest work in care ethics.

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.

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An elegant contribution from a masterful’ teacher. Vintage Noddings, it synthesizes, interprets, and updates the field as no other. Surely a wonderful and needed addition.” Lynda Stone, University of North Carolina

Nel Noddings writes straightforwardly and lucidly about the complex ideas of both
classic and contemporary philosophers of education. She has the rare ability to show the relevance of philosophy to the concrete practical problems that teachers face in the classroom. . . . It is difficult to imagine a more ideal introduction for potential teachers to the rich subject of the philosophy of education.” Richard J. Bernstein, New School for Social Research

The first edition of Nel Noddings’ Philosophy of Education was acclaimed as the best overview in the field” by the journalTeaching Philosophy and predicted to become the standard textbook in philosophy of education” byEducational 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. Features of the third edition include a new chapter on multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism in education, as well as updates on the latest work in care ethics.

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.

Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education Emerita at Stanford University. An award-winning teacher and past president of the National Academy of Education and the Philosophy of Education Society, she is the author of numerous books, including Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education; The Challenge to Care in Schools; Educating Moral People; Happiness and Education; Educating Citizens for Global Awareness; Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach; and The Maternal Factor: Two Paths to Morality.

About the Author:

Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education Emerita at Stanford University. She has taught at the elementary through college levels and has served as acting dean of the School of Education at Stanford University. An award-winning teacher and past president of the National Academy of Education and the Philosophy of Education Society, she is the author of numerous books on a broad range of educational issues.

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