Happiness and Education: Tilting at windmills?

Educational Philosophy and Theory 45 (5):498-501 (2013)
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Abstract

This essay explores the question Is Nel Noddings a visionary who sees past the constraints of contemporary education or is she, like Don Quixote, madly tilting at windmills in her description and defense of happiness as an educational aim?Viewing the educational aim of happiness as an ideal raises substantial challenges for the practicality of Noddings’s ideas.

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Susan Verducci
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