Spiritual Education: Literary, Empirical and Pedagogical Approaches

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Volume III of the Spirituality in Religious Education series bring together textual, empirical and pedagogical approaches to enriching spiritual education as a significant multi-disciplinary and cross-curricular influence in the modern world. The chapters presented have been selected from international contributions presented at the Third International Conference on Spiritual Education. The writers include prominent international researchers in the discipline from the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and ...

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Brighton 2005 Paperback First Paperback Edition New in No d/j as Published jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. Volume III of the "Spirituality and Ethics in Education" series bring ... together textual, empirical and pedagogical approaches to enriching spiritual education as a significant multi-disciplinary and cross-curricular influence in the modern world. The chapters presented have been selected from international contributions presented at the 3rd International Conference on Spiritual Education. The writers include prominent international researchers in the discipline from the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and China. The strengths of the book lie in its international appeal, research-based orientation, and interdisciplinary character. The book will be the first coherent presentation of spiritual education as a distinctive field of academic enquiry in its own right. 268pp. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be a Read more Show Less

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Overview

Volume III of the Spirituality in Religious Education series bring together textual, empirical and pedagogical approaches to enriching spiritual education as a significant multi-disciplinary and cross-curricular influence in the modern world. The chapters presented have been selected from international contributions presented at the Third International Conference on Spiritual Education. The writers include prominent international researchers in the discipline from the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and China. The strengths of the book lie in its international appeal, research-based orientation, and interdisciplinary character. This book furthers the presentation of spiritual education as a distinctive field of academic enquiry in its own right.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Volume I of the series received the following critical acclaim: An excellent resource for academics and spiritual directors… Recommended.”  —Choice

“An important contribution to the discussion of spiritual development.”  —International Journal of Children’s Spirituality

Critical acclaim for Volume III: “The spirituality of children is completely ignored in most classrooms. This is a fundamental oversight in education today, and our children are less than they could be because of that oversight.”  —The Journal of Psychology and Theology

“The editors have done a fine job in selecting and presenting some stimulating papers. This volume is a valuable resource for those seeking challenging material on spiritual education. Buy it.”  —British Journal of Religious Education

“An important resource for faculty and students.”  —Religious Studies Review

From the Publisher

“Volume I of the series received the following critical acclaim: An excellent resource for academics and spiritual directors… Recommended.”  —Choice

“An important contribution to the discussion of spiritual development.”  —International Journal of Children’s Spirituality

Critical acclaim for Volume III: “The spirituality of children is completely ignored in most classrooms. This is a fundamental oversight in education today, and our children are less than they could be because of that oversight.”  —The Journal of Psychology and Theology

“The editors have done a fine job in selecting and presenting some stimulating papers. This volume is a valuable resource for those seeking challenging material on spiritual education. Buy it.”  —British Journal of Religious Education

“An important resource for faculty and students.”  —Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845190187
  • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Series: Spirituality in Education Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Spirituality and religiosity in Catholic and Coptic orthodox schools : implications for religious school communities 8
2 "And what do the children say?" : children's responses to books about spiritual matters 23
3 North American Indian spirituality in the world of Western children : (neo-)colonialism in a post-colonial society 40
4 Issues of identity for "Asian" girls in Britain 59
5 Play as a means of grace in religious education 80
6 Spirituality in young adolescents : thinking developmentally 94
7 The spiritual and the fantastical - George MacDonald's "Wise woman" 109
8 Faith and social intimacy : learning for life 123
9 How metaphors structure our spiritual understanding 137
10 The Chinese approach to learning : the paradigmatic case of Chinese calligraphy 154
11 Encountering tradition in a postmodern context 175
12 Reading and responding to biblical texts : aesthetic distance and the spiritual journey 189
13 The spiritual dimension of the curriculum : what are school inspectors looking for and how can we help them find it? 202
14 Teachers' values and spiritualities : from private to public 216
15 Faith education of children in the context of adult migration and conversion : the discontinuities of tradition 231
16 Metaphors of spiritual education : fight and blessing 245
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