Review: "Critical Lessons – What our schools should teach"

Alford, Jennifer H. (2010) Review: "Critical Lessons – What our schools should teach". The Australian Educational Researcher, 37(2), pp. 127-129.

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At a time when debate over critical education is still going on in Australia, Nel Noddings’ book “Critical Lessons, What Our Schools Should Teach” is a timely and important read.Emeritus Professor of Education at Stanford University, Noddings calls us afresh to consider the deeper questions about the purpose of education – teaching adolescents to think clearly, critically and creatively in times when controversial topics (like the Iraq war) are often taboo in school curricula. In the face of what Noddings calls a pervasive neglect of critical and reflective thinking in high schools, teachers and teacher educators are asked to reconsider what we teach and the way we teach it.

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ID Code: 87882
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Critical Pedagogy, Curriculum, Education theory
DOI: 10.1007/BF03216926
ISSN: 2210-5328
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer
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Deposited On: 30 Sep 2015 00:44
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 00:45

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