The Ethics of Care
Edited By Jeanne Adèle Kentel
Jeanne Adèle Kentel Introduction to Part One: Pedagogy of Care 3
Jeanne Adèle Kentel Introduction to Part One: Pedagogy of Care A tender word An outstretched hand A smile A sweet hello A moment of compassion A willingness to grow A caring thought A gentle touch A laugh A heartfelt tear A loving disposition Eradicates all fear1 The pedagogy of care explores the relationship of the carer and the cared- for. A pedagogue, in particular in an etymological sense, is often seen to be a leader of the young. The authors in this section consider what leading the young to care might entail. They do so by tackling dif ficulties pedagogues encounter in espousing and acting on care ethics yet provide promise for transforming the educational landscape of our time. Nel Noddings has contributed significantly on the basics of care ethics to educational and academic communities. In this chapter she reminds us that the carer and cared-for are f lexible and interchangeable beings underscoring the significance of relational care ethics for educators. She observes, ‘Care ethics is oriented toward needs, not rights’ and in doing so calls on us to be human. Her rudimentary emphasis on caring-for and 1 All poetry in the introductory sections is written by Jeanne Adèle Kentel. 4 Jeanne Adèle Kentel delineation of what needs attention in moral education provides a schema for educators to consider. Noddings of fers new insight for readers regard- ing the relationship of caring with competence and critical thinking. In doing so she invites us to envisage educating the...
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