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The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education


reviewed by Pearl Rock Kane — 1993

coverTitle: The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education
Author(s): Nel Noddings
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807731773, Pages: , Year: 1991
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Imagine a town or city where the school, not the family or the church, is the most important institution. The school is at the center. The school teaches the town’s children, first and foremost, to be competent, caring, loving, and lovable persons. The curriculum is connected to what is most essential to all students lives, organized around centers of care—care for one’s self, for intimate others, for strangers and distant others, for animals, for plants, for the environment, for human-made objects, and for ideas. The particular ethnic mix of the town’s children, their interests and capacities, determines the way the curriculum is conceived. It is not anticipated that all children will want to learn the same thing or develop the same level of knowledge in any field. Highly motivated students have the opportunity to delve into a subject, but students are not obliged to study, in depth, subjects that do not... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 95 Number 2, 1993, p. 294-297
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 128, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 1:48:32 PM

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