Global Perspectives On Spirituality And Education by Jacqueline WatsonGlobal Perspectives On Spirituality And Education by Jacqueline Watson

Global Perspectives On Spirituality And Education

EditorJacqueline Watson, Marian de Souza, Ann Trousdale

Hardcover | December 26, 2013

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In recent decades, and around the world, much attention has been given to the role of spirituality in the education of children and young people. While educationalists share many common goals and values in nurturing the spiritual lives of children and young people, national and regional cultures, religions and politics have impacted on the approaches scholars and practitioners have adopted in their investigations and practices. The different contexts across nations and regions mean that educators face quite distinct conditions in which to frame their approaches to spiritual education and research, and the nature and impact of these differences is not yet understood.

This book brings together thinkers from around the globe and sets them the task of explaining how their research on children's spirituality and education has been shaped by the historical, cultural, religious and political contexts of the geographic region in which they work. The book presents contributions in three sections ' Europe and Israel, Australasia, and The Americas' and concludes with a chapter highlighting what is common and what is contextually unique about global approaches to spirituality and education.

Jacqueline Watsonis Lecturer in Educational Research at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia.Marian de Souzais Senior Lecturer at the School of Religious Education at Australian Catholic University.Ann Trousdaleis Associate Professor of Children's Literature at Louisiana State University.
Title:Global Perspectives On Spirituality And EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:342 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:December 26, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415636191

ISBN - 13:9780415636193

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Table of Contents

PrefaceJacqueline Watson, Marian de Souza and Ann Trousdale  Part 1: Spirituality and Education in Europe and Israel Introduction Jacqueline Watson 1. Spirituality, Faith and Education: Some Reflections From a UK PerspectiveRon Best 2. Spiritual Development in Schools with No Faith Affiliation: the Cultural Ambivalence towards Children's Spirituality in EnglandKate Adams 3. The Custody of Spiritual Education in IrelandJames O'Higgins Norman and Caroline Renehan 4. The Complex Flavour of Children's Spirituality in Flanders: Fostering an Open Catholic Spirituality Annemie Dillen  5. An Emerging Approach to Spiritual Development through Religious Education in Maltese SchoolsAdrian-Mario Gellel 6. Spirituality and Education in Finland: Meeting the Socio-Demographic Changes with Empirical ResearchKirsi Tirri and Martin Ubani 7. Spirituality in Israeli State Jewish Education: Possible Guidelines for National Education Systems Yaacov Katz Part 2: Spirituality and Education in the Australasian Region IntroductionMarian de Souza 8. Taha Wairua: The Spiritual in State Education in Aotearoa New ZealandDeborah Fraser  9. Spirituality and Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia: Past, Present and FutureJane Bone 10. Nurturing Spirituality through a Dispositional Framework in Early Years ContextsBrendan Hyde 11. A Perspective on Spiritual Education in Australian Schools: The Emergence of Non-Religious, Personal Development ApproachesGraham Rossiter 12. Buddhism in Bhutanese EducationNoa Jones 13. Life Education in Contemporary Chinese societiesNgar-sze Elsa Lau 14. The Japanese Way of Spiritual CultivationYoshiharu Nakagawa15. Spiritual Education in Singapore and Hong Kong: Issues, Challenges and ProspectsCharlene Tan and Kaili Zhang 16. Buddha's Beacon and the Long Shadow of Thai Culture: Spirituality and Education in Thailand'Michael Earnest Jones Part 3: Spirituality and Education in the Americas IntroductionAnn Trousdale 17. Spirituality in Canadian EducationMichael Dallaire 18. Pluralism and Polarity: Spirituality and Education in the United StatesAnn Trousdale 19. Presence, Resonance, Transcendence: Education, Spirituality and the Contemplative MindTobin Hart 20. Transformative Approaches to Teacher EducationRobert London 21. Research as Transformative Learning: A Longitudinal Study of Spirituality, Cultural Identity, and Unfolding Wisdom in the Lives of US EducatorsElizabeth Tisdell 22. Spiritual Education in Brazil: Debates, Trends, Proposals and ExperimentsDora Incontri 23. Global Perspectives and Contexts for Spirituality in EducationJacqueline Watson, Marian de Souza and Ann Trousdale