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List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments 1. Philosophy of Education before the Twentieth Century 2. The Philosophical and Educational Thought of John Dewey 3. Analytic Philosophy 4. Continental Philosophy 5. Logic and Critical Thinking 6. Epistemology and Education 7. Philosophy of Social Science and Educational Research 8. Ethics and Moral Education 9. Social and Political Philosophy 10. Problems of School Reform 11. Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism 12. Feminism, Philosophy, and Education Notes Bibliography Index

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Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education Emerita at Stanford University. She has taught at the elementary, junior high, senior high, and college levels and has served as acting dean of the School of Education at Stanford University. In addition to many articles and reviews on a broad range of educational issues, her works include Education and Democracy in the 21st Century, Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education Women and Evil The Challenge to Care in Schools Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief Starting at Home: Caring and Social Policy 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.Noddings is also past president of the National Academy of Education, the Philosophy of Education Society, and the John Dewey Society. At Stanford, she received the Award for Teaching Excellence three times. She holds six honourary doctorates and many other awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Educational Research Association (Division B).


"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." --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

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