Feminist Philosophy and Education

Nel Noddings

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Feminist Philosophy and Education

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This article examines feminist approaches to the philosophy of education. It suggests that the philosophy of education should be an ideal domain for the analysis and application of feminist philosophy. It discusses John Dewey's opinion that there is a sense in which philosophy is the philosophy of education and that our schools should be mini-societies that reflect our best conception of what our larger society should be. It highlights the efforts of feminists to upgrade first generation ideas on liberal feminism.

Keywords: philosophy of education; feminist approaches; John Dewey; schools; liberal feminism

Article.  7338 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Feminist Philosophy

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