Teaching with the Wind: Spirituality in Canadian Education

August 25, 2011|
Teaching with the Wind: Spirituality in Canadian Education by Michael Dallaire
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Teaching with the Wind tackles the question, "Can education for a Canadian civic spirituality bridge the sometimes incommensurable worldviews of faith-based schools and secular public schools?" An affirmative answer is offered based on two foundations. First, that a national soul can be identified and thus serve as the content of spiritual education in Canada schools. Second, that a reconstructed approach to the contemplation-in-action method found in world religions and philosophy can provide an appropriate pedagogy for Canadian spiritual education. This book argues that education for civic spirituality is of paramount importance as Canada continues its transition from a Judeo-Christian and bicultural nation to a multi-faith and multicultural nation within a secular democracy. It offers a direction that would enrich religious and secular education systems as well as Canada as a whole.
Michael Dallaire is an educator and writer. He is the author of Contemplation in Liberation: A Method for Spiritual Education in the Schools (2001). Dallaire holds a doctorate in the philosophy of education from the University of Toronto and a master of arts in theology from St. Paul University in Ottawa. He has lived and worked throug...
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Title:Teaching with the Wind: Spirituality in Canadian Education
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:180 pages, 9.14 X 6.08 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:180 pages, 9.14 X 6.08 X 0.4 in
Published:August 25, 2011
Publisher:UPA
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780761855538

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