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The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education, Second Edition (Advances in Contemporary Educational Thought Series) Paperback – May 30, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0807746097 ISBN-10: 0807746096 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: Advances in Contemporary Educational Thought
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press; 2 edition (May 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807746096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807746097
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nel Noddings is Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita at Stanford University. She is a past president of the National Academy of Education, the Philosophy of Education Society, and the John Dewey Society. Her books include Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach, The Challenge to Care in Schools, Educating Citizens for Global Awareness, Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief, and Educating Moral People.

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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 2000
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Noddings, in this book, addresses some of the issues facing our students in this day and age. She looks at issues of school violence, substance abuse, sexuality, etc. from the perspective of curriculum and provides suggestions on how schools could adress these issues based on the philosophy of caring. Noddings is a reconstructionist in her views but in this book offers concrete examples of how caring could be incorporated into the existing curriculum. Her use of examples helps to clarify her concepts and spheres of caring and why she believes schools need to incorporate care into their curricula. I found her first book difficult to read and did not feel that it made her points as clearly as this book does. I would reccomend this book as an entrance into the discussion of what role alternative views, such as caring, could have in our public schools. For people interested in education, public schools, and how to change our students' experiences for the better, this is a good book to read.
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By Avril El-Amin on February 23, 2014
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If you want to learn more about increasing caring in schools, Nel Noddings is a place to start. I recommend this book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Delise Davenport on January 12, 2013
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Easy to read and follow. Great insight to the challenge of taking care of the nation's most precious people--our children!
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bookworm on January 12, 2008
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interesting but unrealistic recommendations to change focus of curriculum in education; quotes Dewey quite a bit; easy to read, required for a class
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