Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach

Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach

by Nel Noddings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521710006

ISBN-13: 9780521710008

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Critical Lessons concentrates on the critical, reflective thinking that should be encouraged 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 that critical thinking is necessary in both schools and society, and that…  See more details below

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Critical Lessons concentrates on the critical, reflective thinking that should be encouraged 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 that critical thinking is necessary in both schools and society, and that it requires the discussion of controversial issues: how we learn, the psychology of war, what it means to make a home, advertising and propaganda, choosing an occupation, gender, and religion. Learning how to discuss such issues is vital for life in a liberal democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521710008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 5.86(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

1Learning and self-understanding10
2The psychology of war36
3House and home64
4Other people93
5Parenting119
6Animals and nature147
7Advertising and propaganda170
8Making a living198
9Gender224
10Religion250
11Preparing our schools282

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