Education and Democracy in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0807753963

ISBN-13: 9780807753965

Edition: 2013

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Eminent educational philosopher Nel Noddings draws on John Dewey's foundational work to reimagine educations aims and curriculum for the 21st century. Noddings looks at education as a multi-aim enterprise in which schools must address needs in all three domains of life: home and family, occupational, and civic. She raises critical questions about the current enthusiasm for standardization, the search for "one-best-way" solutions, and the practice of maintaining a sharp separation between the disciplines. Comprehensive in its scope, chapters examine the liberal arts curriculum, vocational education, restructuring secondary school, extracurricular activities, national and global citizenship, critical thinking, and moral education.Noddings argues that we must find ways to preserve our commitment to democratic values while adapting to the societal changes that have occurred since Dewey wrote Democracy and Education almost a century ago. She urges not only a critical appraisal of current practice but also a cooperative and imaginative exploration of the future.
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Book details

List price: $43.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 1/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Anna Ershler Richert , Ph.D. is a professor of Education at Mills College where she co-directs the Teachers for Tomorrows Schools Credential Program.nbsp; She came to Mills from Stanford University where she was Associate Director of the Stanford Teacher Education Program for three years.nbsp; She is active in various school reform efforts both locally and nationally including the Coalition of Essential Schools and Bay Area School Reform Collaborative. Currently she is a teacher education scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and secretary of Division K of the American Education Research Association.nbsp; Recent publications reflect her interest in narrative methodology for teacher education and teacher research.nbsp; They include two book chapters:nbsp; "Narratives that teach:nbsp; Learning about teaching from the stories teachers tell," in Narrative Knowing in Teaching:nbsp; Exemplars of Reflective Teaching, Research and Teacher Education (2002), Lyons, Nona and LaBoskey, Vicki, (Eds.) Teachers College Press; and "Narratives as Experience Texts:nbsp; Writing Themselves Back In" (2001) in Teachers Caught in the Action:nbsp; The Work of Professional Development , Lieberman, A. and Miller, L., (Eds.), Teachers College Press.nbsp; Her research interests focus on teacher inquiry, teacher professional development, and the pedagogy of teacher education.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Problem of Education Through Two Lenses
Standards
Teacher Accountability
Choice
Schooling in the 21st Century
Democracy
Toward a Democratic Theory of Education
Democracy in Schools
Student Choice
Equality
Equality Through a Common Curriculum
Equality Through Degrees and Diplomas
Equality and Anti-Intellectualism
Confusion over the Meaning of Intellectual
Equality of Opportunity
Aims, Goals, and Objectives
Aims
From Aims to Goals
Lesson Objectives
The Liberal Arts in Schools
The Tradition
Decline
Hope for Renewal
Educating for Home Life
Home and Homemaking
Parenting
Toward Ecological Cosmopolitanism
Living in Place
Earth: More Than a Collection of Nations
Geography with a Purpose
Toward Peace on Earth
Vocational Education
Vocational Education: The Past
Vocational Education: The Present
Vocational Education: The Future
Middle School: A Time to Explore
Educating the Whole Person
Moral Education
A Better Way
Self-Knowledge
Spiritual Education
Problems in Today's Education for Citizenship
Patriotism
Race and Multiculturalism
Military Service
Political Education
Critical Thinking on 21st-century Education
Standards and Core Knowledge
Constructing Curriculum
Pedagogical Treasure
The Status of Teachers and Tests
The Language of Education Critically Appraised
References
Index
About the Author
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