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Educating Moral People: A Caring Alternative to Character Education

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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 ...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Teachers College Press (first published December 14th 2001)
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Emily
Oct 06, 2007 Emily rated it it was amazing
This is a very good book! Noddings is a contemporary thinker in the field of education. She is primarily a math teacher, and she has a PhD but she also has 10 kids, 5 adopted. She had written a number of books about caring. Here are some of the arguments she makes in this one:

-Care ethics is more effective than character education
-People need to learn to care and to be cared for
-Every teacher is a moral educator whether or not s/he intends to be.
- Moral education should be an intentional part o
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Dec 13, 2008 Tasha rated it it was ok
A quick read at under 150 pages, but most of it seemed obvious to me. I liked the message, but the book didn't engage me as much as I'd hoped.
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Nel Noddings is an American feminist, educationalist, and philosopher best known for her work in philosophy of education, educational theory, and ethics of care.

Noddings received a bachelors degree in mathematics and physical science from Montclair State College in New Jersey, a masters degree in mathematics from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in education from the Stanford University School of E
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