Expanding the Scope of School Subjects

We should not retreat to a curriculum advisory committee and ask, “Now where should we fit this topic into the already overloaded curriculum?” Although we cannot discard all the fragmented subjects in our present school system and start from scratch, we can and should ask all teachers to stretch their subjects to meet the needs and interests of the whole child. Working within the present subject-centered curriculum, we can ask math and science teachers as well as English and social studies teachers to address moral, social, emotional, and aesthetic questions with respect and sensitivitywhen they arise (Simon, 2001). In high school math classes, we can discuss Descartes’ proof of God’s existence (is it flawed?); the social injustices and spiritual longing in Flatland,Edwin Abbott’s 1884 novel about geometry;the logic and illogic in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and the wonders of numbers such as ϕ and π.


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 What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child?
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Noddings, Nel , What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child?, ASCD, Retrieved on 2014-11-07
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