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Character Education and Community

by Nel Noddings - 1997

In the last decade, there has been a considerable increase of interest both in the idea of community and in character education. Indeed, many scholars and policymakers believe that character education must be a function of well-ordered communities. From this perspective, it is insufficient (and perhaps even impossible) for education to produce the disinterested, rational mind long cherished by the liberal tradition. To educate adequately for character, a community must stand for something, and it must transmit its values effectively to the young.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 96, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 98 Number 6, 1997, p. 1-16
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18772, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 3:52:51 PM

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  • Nel Noddings
    Stanford University
    NEL NODDINGS is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Child Education in tile School of Education at Stanford University.
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