Commentary: Responsibility

  • Nel Noddings Professor Emerita,


In this commentary, I argue that the current emphasis on accountability has overshadowed and weakened the far deeper concept of responsibility, and I ask readers to reflect on the scope and significance of teachers’ responsibilities. Accountability, defined too narrowly, demeans the work of teachers and may even invite corruption. In contrast, a serious look at responsibility leaves us in some awe at the breadth and importance of the work we undertake as teachers.

How to Cite
NODDINGS, Nel. Commentary: Responsibility. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 17-23, feb. 2009. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 apr. 2018.