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Philosophy of Education Paperback – July 26, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0813343235 ISBN-10: 0813343232 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Press; 2nd edition (July 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813343232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813343235
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“An intelligent, insightful, and useful approach to the subject. Recommended.”
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Praise for the first edition:

“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.”
Teaching Philosophy

“Serves as an admirable introduction to the philosophy of education… Educators…will find the book most useful as an initial resource.”
Educational Research

“This book offers religious educators a clear, well-organized introduction to the subject.”
Readings

“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

“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
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Praise for Previous Editions

“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 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.

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.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Martin on December 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
A decent text introducing at least the basic framework for philosophical
positions to those without a lot of philosophy background. Nice to use
as a secondary text supplementing primary texts. One things to make sure of, however; get the second edition and not the first. I ordered a used edition thinking that it would be the second edition as Amazon has grouped it. It wasn't however. The first edition's last chapter is on feminism whereas the second's is on school reform. I am now going to have to order another one because of Amazon's screw up!
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By Dennys on October 2, 2013
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I needed this book, kindle is excelent for reading, and the price was very godd, it was cheaper than other stores
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By Bonnie Schairer on September 22, 2013
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It's awesome. The information is well thought out and informative. Once I began reading, I couldn't put it down even though it was a college textbook.
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Nel Nodding's Philosophy of Education should be listed as a must read for educators and all concerned with education and its future. The book not only provided a useful introduction to the philosophy of education but an introduction to philosophy itself. Mrs. Nodding also provided many insights into the current debates within education, knowledge and its construction, society and its problems; as well as a survey of ideas championing reform.
Several themes were over-viewed throughout the book, including a history of education and philosophy from Plato to the postmodern feminist critics of today, the sub-branches of philosophy and their relevance to education, as well as challenges to education today. Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Kant, Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Bertrand Russell and Kohlberg are included in the selection of theoreticians quoted and reviewed. I liked how questions were provided at the end of each chapter, because they served not only to refresh ideas discussed in the chapter but they also lead the reader into contemplation on chapter themes.
Although all chapters were relevant, I considered the two most useful chapters, `The Problems of School Reform,' because it provided a critical analysis of the NCLB law, and `the Feminist Critique,' because the ethic of care was introduced; a philosophical perspective which prioritizes relationships and their importance to the educational process.
This short review can not do adequate justice to the contents of `the Philosophy of Education.' Yet, for anyone interested in the history of education, different philosophical perspectives on education, and the current state of education today, this book will make a nice addition to your bookshelf.......
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Came in excellent condition no problems. Content of book excellent. It was a required book for school and I found it to be interesting and very educational. If you like philosophy and education will like it. If you want to buy this one I am done.
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Nel Noddings is the expert on this topic of Philosophy of Education and I will use this as a textbook in my Masters level class for the same topic. I am sure that the students will enjoy this book and develop a better understanding of today's education paradigm.
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By V. Dorland on May 8, 2009
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I'm using this book as a basic information text. I'[m preparing for an introduction to education class and needed to review the basic philosophies for one of the lessons. While not exhaustive, it provided me with that.
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By John Martin on September 22, 2014
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Pretty much anything from Nell Noddings I will devour and love.
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