ERIC Number: EJ1041117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
An Ethic of Care in Higher Education: Well-Being and Learning
Keeling, Richard P.
Journal of College and Character, v15 n3 p141-148 Aug 2014
At the heart of commitments to student success is a progressive concept of the relationship between students and institutions of higher education that embraces shared responsibility for the quality and outcomes of learning--and, therefore, for students' ability, capacity, and readiness to learn. Since learning is a complex activity of the whole person, and well-being--broadly defined--is a major determinant of students' readiness to learn, advancing student success requires attention to students as whole people, and to their individual and collective well-being. Attention to students as whole people, a shared responsibility for learning, and responsiveness to students' well being, taken together, reflect the existence and influence of an underlying ethic of care.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Well Being, Correlation, Outcomes of Education, Caring, Educational Quality, Student School Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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