Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy: Spiritual Development in Young Children

Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy: Spiritual Development in Young Children

by Deborah Schein


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605544847
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Deborah Schein has been an early childhood educator since 1972. She has a BS in psychology from the University of Southern California at Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University, and a PhD in early childhood education from Walden University. Deborah currently works as an educational consultant and teaches online early childhood graduate courses Champlain College. She offers workshops across the country for national movements and participates in webinars about the connection between spiritual development and nature education for young children. With Mary S. Rivkin, Schein is a coauthor of The Great Outdoors: Advocating for Natural Spaces for Young Children, Revised Edition (NAEYC, 2014) and What’s Jewish about Butterflies: 36 Dynamic, Engaging Lessons for the Early Childhood Classroom , with Maxine Segal Handelman (A.R.E. Publishing, 2004). Schein is a wife, mother, and grandmother who is passionate about play, nature, and young children. She now lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction: An Emerging Question: What is Spiritual Development for Young children?
Chapter 2: The Research: Learning More about the Social Constructivist Research Process
Chapter 3: The Developing Self
Chapter 4: Spiritual development in relationship to other developmental domains
Chapter 5: Curriculum, Play, and Spiritual Development
Chapter 6: Nature—Being in Nature and With Nature
Chapter 7: Spiritual Moments
Chapter 8: No More Bullies:
Chapter 9: Conclusion: A Stronger Beginning
Chapter 10: Next Steps

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