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Caring and Competence

by Nel Noddings - 1999

After brief analyses of caring and competence in teaching, this chapter addresses two large domains of competence in which teacher education may be failing to prepare its candidates adequately. The first is the domain of subject matter considered from the perspective of studentsí needs; the second is the domain of moral life and civility in classrooms. Teacher effectiveness in both of these domains requires the establishment of caring relations and a high level of competence.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 98, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 5, 1999, p. 205-220
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18743, Date Accessed: 8/5/2021 4:27:39 PM

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  • Nel Noddings
    Stanford University
    NEL NODDINGS is the Lee L. Jacks Professor of Child Education at Stanford University and is affiliated also with Teachers College, Columbia University.
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