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Pusong Mamon: Nel Noddings’s Care Ethics in the Filipino Educational Setting

Ateneo de Manila University
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  • Nel Noddings
  • Pusong Mamon
  • Care Ethics
  • Justice
  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Education
  • Philosophy


This paper evaluates Nel Noddings’s view of moral education in the context of teaching in a Philippine university. It first presents the key aspects of Noddings’s ethical theory, identifying her three strategic moves as follows: the dissolution of the public/private split, the replacement of justice-based punishment system with a caring system, and the promotion of care work as the core of education itself. Through a discussion of two cases of academic dishonesty, the author assesses the merits of these strategies and recommends a re-conceptualization both of care ethics and the existing educational paradigm.

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