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How can schools prepare students for real life? What should students learn in high school that is rarely addressed today? Critical Lessons recommends sharing highly controversial issues with high school students, including “hot” questions on war, gender, advertising, and religion.Read more
- No other book focuses squarely on self-understanding within critical thinking
- Raises many controversial issues about what should be included in high school and college curricula
- Expands on a topic that was briefly discussed in last book, Happiness and Education
Reviews & endorsements
"Drawing on historical and pedagogical studies, literary analysis, and primary-source materials, Noddings provides a wide-ranging argument for the discussion of race, class, gender, consumerism, mass communications, the family, and the workplace in the curriculum.[...] This volume is likely to become an important resource for future scholarship."
--Library JournalSee more reviews
"Most readers of education-policy books like this expect the author to tell them what to think. But Noddings rarely advocates for any controversial position; instead, she gives teachers suggestions on how to begin provocative conversations, and offers ideas to keep these conversations safe, civil, and engaging. Most public-school graduates will find Critical Lessons a provocative course in their post- secondary education."
--Greater Good Magazine
"This book engages the reader from the introduction to the final pages[...]The author, past president of the John Dewey Society, moves through each of the chapters discussing key topics such as war, people, parenting, nature, propaganda, gender, and religion, relating them all to critical thinking and self-understanding. She weaves a complex book that is superbly written and combines literature, psychology, theology, philosophy, and liberal education."
--H.B. Arnold, University of the Pacific, Choice
"It is refreshing to read a volume written by an individual who has the understanding and experience to offer a well-reasoned, if radical, plan for curricular reform in public secondary schools[...]Critical Lessons should be required reading for every student in teacher education programs."
--Jean Shepherd Hamm, Feminist Teacher
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- Date Published: October 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521710008
- length: 326 pages
- dimensions: 226 x 150 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.43kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Learning and self-understanding
2. The psychology of war
3. House and home
4. Other people
6. Animals and nature
7. Advertising and propaganda
8. Making a living
11. Preparing our schools
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