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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