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Education and democracy in the 21st century

Author: Nel Noddings
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, [2013] ©2013
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"Educational philosopher Nel Noddings draws on John Dewey's foundational work to reimagine education's aims and curriculum for the 21st century. Noddings looks at education as a multi-aim enterprise in which schools must address needs in all three domains of life: home and family, occupational, and civic. She raises critical questions about the current enthusiasm for standardization, the search for 'one-best-way'  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nel Noddings
ISBN: 9780807753965 0807753963 9780807753972 0807753971
OCLC Number: 819105053
Description: xi, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of education through two lenses : Standards ; Teacher accountability ; Choice ; Schooling in the 21st century --
Democracy : Toward a democratic theory of education ; Democracy in schools ; Student choice --
Equality : Equality through a common curriculum ; Equality Through degrees and diplomas ; Equality and anti-intellectualism ; Confusion over the meaning of intellectual ; Equality of opportunity --
Aims, goals, and objectives : Aims ; From aims to goals ; Lesson objectives --
The liberal arts in schools : The tradition ; Decline ; Hope for renewal --
Educating for home life : Home and homemaking ; Parenting --
Toward ecological cosmopolitanism : Living in place ; Earth: more than a collection of nations ; Geography with a purpose ; Toward peace on earth --
Vocational education : Vocational education: the past ; Vocational education: the present ; Vocational education: the future ; Middle school: a time to explore --
Educating the whole person : Moral education ; A better way ; Self-knowledge ; Spiritual education --
Problems in today's education for citizenship Patriotism ; Race and multiculturalism ; Military service ; Political education --
Critical thinking on 21st-century education : Standards and core knowledge ; Construction curriculum ; Pedagogical treasure ; The status of teachers and tests ; The language of education critically appraised.
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"Educational philosopher Nel Noddings draws on John Dewey's foundational work to reimagine education's aims and curriculum for the 21st century. Noddings looks at education as a multi-aim enterprise in which schools must address needs in all three domains of life: home and family, occupational, and civic. She raises critical questions about the current enthusiasm for standardization, the search for 'one-best-way' solutions, and the practice of maintaining a sharp separation between the disciplines. Comprehensive in its scope, chapters examine the liberal arts curriculum, vocational education, restructuring secondary school, extracurricular activities, national and global citizenship, critical thinking, and moral education."--Back cover.

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