Educating Moral People: A Caring Alternative to Character Education
Noddings, N. Educating Moral People: A Caring Alternative to Character Education. Williston, VT: Teachers College Press, 2002.
An alternative to character education is care ethics. The ethics of care
can be seen as fundamentally relational, not individual-agent-based in
the way of virtue ethics, and the ethics of care is more indirect than
character education. After an introductory chapter that outlines the
similarities and differences between character education and care
ethics, part 1 discusses moral education from the care perspective.
Chapter 2 considers care and moral education. Chapter 3 examines
learning to care and be cared for. Chapter 4 examines care and critical
thinking. Chapter 5 explores the care tradition. Part 2 looks at the
historical and philosophical issues of comparing care ethics with
virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and Dewey's pragmatic consequentialism.
Chapter 6 explores character education and community. Chapter 7
outlines thoughts on ethical principles underlying education. Chapter 8
contrasts caring for and caring about. Part 3 considers the practical
implications of care theory. Chapter 9 offers a moral mission for
schools in the 21st century. Chapter 10 examines the educating of moral
people. Chapter 11 discusses conversation as moral education. Chapter
12 gives examples of the use of stories and conversation in schools.
Chapter 13 looks at the past and future of care ethics.
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