This book will open your mind to the changing experience of schooling, and highlights new and different ways to help those whose needs simply don’t fit into the usual mould.  With contributions from leading academics from Canada, America, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia, this internationally-minded book helps the reader to reflect on the ways young people are taught, and presents possible alternative approaches. Global social and economic changes and technological developments are driving the need for change within education, so that we can better cater for a diversity of young people. This book offers an overview of where we are now and where we might want to go in the future. 

Embedding the Ethic of Care in School Policies and Practices

Embedding the Ethic of Care in School Policies and Practices

Embedding the ethic of care in school policies and practices

This chapter posits that schools based on the ethic of care offer a radically fresh approach to engaging youth in learning and in the school experience. The chapter:

  • provides a brief introduction to the ethic of care, showing how care focuses on relationships, empathy, other-directedness, dialogue and respectful solutions;
  • provides some examples of how educators have enacted care in their schools; and
  • argues for a pedagogy of care, which will build an inclusive environment where all students can succeed and grow.

Opinions on schooling and teaching proliferate, with ideological divides on how schools should be run ‘differently’ from the way they operate. Changes proposed range from bringing back the ‘small ...

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