Noddings, Nel, "Introduction," pp. xiii-xxvi in Nel Noddings, The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education, 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2005.


Nel Noddings


Argues for responsiveness to children and their situations by creating alternatives in schooling and curricula based on caring (instead of the present "tyanny of opposing purposes"); suggests creating both progressive and traditional schools within public education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Alternatives in Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Democratic Education, Practical Knowledge, Religious & Private Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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