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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