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Philosophy Of Education / Edition 1
     

Philosophy Of Education / Edition 1

by Nel Noddings
 

ISBN-10: 0813384303

ISBN-13: 9780813384306

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: Avalon Publishing

Our nation's schools have always been contested turf but perhaps never more so than in today's volatile environment. Educational policy and educational values have never been more controversial, and the schools themselves are under attack from many different directions.The role of philosophy of education in such an environment is not to dictate answers.

Overview

Our nation's schools have always been contested turf but perhaps never more so than in today's volatile environment. Educational policy and educational values have never been more controversial, and the schools themselves are under attack from many different directions.The role of philosophy of education in such an environment is not to dictate answers. Rather, it must foster understanding of the philosophical issues underlying contemporary debates. In this survey, Nel Noddings provides the essential background necessary for a more sophisticated and nuanced comprehension of the issues. Philosophy of Education is designed for general students of education who need to know something about philosophical thought and its exercise in teaching, learning, research, and educational policy. It assumes no previous training in philosophy. Ranging broadly from the great historical figures through John Dewey to contemporary representatives of both analytic and Continental traditions, it is always fair-minded, generous, and undogmatic. Attractive features are the author's nondoctrinaire feminism, her commitment to the empowerment of students, and her coverage of the most recent trends in educational thought.This is an essential book not just for teachers and for future teachers but for anyone needing a survey of contemporary trends in the philosophy of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813384306
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Dimensions of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.71(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

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