"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
“Nel Noddings, one of the most well-known and well-respected philosophers of education working today, gives us here an excellent, up-to-date and state of the art text.
It fills a real need and will surely, and deservedly, become the standard textbook in philosophy of education.
Noddings consistently brings the student/reader to a clear sense of the ways in which philosophical controversies are relevant to educational debate.
I highly recommend it for use in introduction to philosophy of education classes at all levels, and for more advanced classes as well.”
“Serves as an admirable introduction to the philosophy of education.
will find the book most useful as an initial resource.”
“This book offers religious educators a clear, well-organized introduction to the subject.”
“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
“Noddings provides a highly readable invitation to enter into ‘the immortal conversation’ on life and education. This is a fresh and enticing analysis of what constitutes philosophy of education.”
Mary Anne Raywid, Hofstra University
“An outstanding contribution. In one volume, Nel Noddings offers a comprehensive and well-informed introduction to the issues and authors shaping the field of philosophy of education in this century. Noddings explains the major debates in an admirably clear and even-handed manner. This is the best overview of the field available today.”
Nicholas Burbules, Educational Theory