Exploring Spirituality and Culture in Adult and Higher Education / Edition 1

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Overview

"This book has emerged in a context. It is, in essence, a response to the complexity of education in a multicultural society and, a deep concern for arises from spirituality as a way of making sense of one's life experience. I have been attempting to teach in a way that is culturally relevant to adult students of a variety from cultural backgrounds for more than ten years. Part of my motivation to do so is my concern for cultural and social justice issues that is rooted in some of my own spiritual commitments, though I rarely discuss spirituality in my classes."
— from the Preface

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787957230
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/12/2003
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education S
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 878,282
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth J. Tisdell is an associate professor of adult education at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. Her research interests include diversity and equity issues in adult education, feminist pedagogy, and the connection of spirituality and culture in educational contexts.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Pt. I Breaking the Silence: Spirituality and Culture in Adult Meaning-Making and Education 1
1 Introduction: Culture, Spirituality, and Adult Learning 3
2 Breaking the Silence: Defining Spirituality in a Culturally Relevant Education Context 25
3 Spirituality, Religion, and Culture in Lived Experience: Overlaps and Separations 45
4 Between the Cultural and the Universal: Themes and Variations of Spiritual Experience 67
Pt. II Claiming a Sacred Face: Identity and Spiritual Development 89
5 The Great Spiral: Spiritual Development as a Process of Moving Forward and Spiraling Back 93
6 Gender, Culture, and Spiritual Identity in Midlife Integration 117
7 The Role of Spiritual Experience in Developing a Positive Cultural Identity 139
8 Searching for Wholeness: Crossing Culture, White Identity, and Spiritual Development 163
Pt. III Spirituality in a Culturally Relevant and Transformative Teaching Practice 183
9 Approaching Transformative Teaching Grounded in Spirituality and Cultural Relevance 187
10 A Theory-in-Progress of a Spiritually Grounded, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Philosophical Underpinnings and New Directions 203
11 Stories from the Field: Spirituality and Culture in Adult Higher Education Classrooms 219
12 The Possibilities and Challenges of Spiritually Grounded, Culturally Relevant Teaching 235
Epilogue: Final Reflections 259
App.: Research Methodology 263
References 271
Index 285
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