Dear Nel

ebook Opening the Circles of Care (Letters to Nel Noddings)

By Robert Lake

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This collection is a moving tribute to Nel Noddings, a fascinating and influential scholar who has contributed greatly to numerous fields, including education, feminism, ethics, and the study of social justice and equity.Dear Nel: Opening the Circles of Carepresents contributions from renowned teachers, educators, and activists, such asDavid Berliner, Jim Garrison, Madeline Grumet, Denis Phillips, William H. Schubert, Barbara Thayer-Bacon, Cristina Igoa, Eva Feder Kittay, Riane Eisler,andSara Ruddick. Each provides a personal tribute to Noddings highlighting stories of her lived experience and drawing on her writing and teaching. This unique volume includes an interview with Noddings by Lynda Stone that provides historical context for Noddings' work and that imagines possible future spaces for her legacy.

Featuring a personal and engaging format,Dear Neloffers insights, commentary, and reflections on the extraordinary life work of a major scholar. And, most importantly, it will serve to expand the circles of care that is Nel's work.

Robert Lakeis an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA and the editorof Dear Maxine: Letters from the Unfinished Conversation with Maxine Greene.

"This is a wonderful collection of letters to a wonderful educator. Nel Noddings has done as much as anyone I can think of to show us how to improve the lives of children in school. This is a delightfully rich series of testaments to the influence of one of the great educators of our time."

Kieran Egan, Professor, Simon Fraser University

Dear Nel