- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Westview Press; 3 edition (July 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0813345316
- ISBN-13: 978-0813345314
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.”
Serves as an admirable introduction to the philosophy of education… Educators…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
About the Author
Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education Emerita at Stanford University. She has taught at the elementary through college levels and has served as acting dean of the School of Education 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 on a broad range of educational issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.......