Spirituality Philosophy and Education

The aim rather is to engage in exploration, discussion and critical assessment of
the spiritual domain and issues of meaning, truth and value relating to it. For
these reasons, education of this kind can be described as 'from the outside' of ...

Author: David Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113443460X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The possibilities and importance of a spiritual dimension to education are subjects receiving increased consideration from educational practitioners, policymakers and philosophers. Spirituality, Philosophy and Education brings together contributions to the debate by a team of renowned philosophers of education. They bring to this subject a depth of scholarly and philosophical sophistication that was previously missing, and between them offer a wide-ranging exploration and analysis of what spiritual values have to offer contemporary education. The contributors address such subjects as what we mean by 'spiritual values'; scholarship and spirituality; spirituality and virtue; spirituality, science and morality; the shaping of character; the value of spiritual learning; spiritual development and the curriculum and many others. All students of the philosophy of education and anyone interested in how spiritual values might play a part in informing education policy and practice will find this stimulating collection a rich source of ideas and a major addition to the thinking on the meaning, role and possibilities of spirituality in education.

Spirituality and Ethics in Education

This book is divided into three main sections: (1) calls for spirituality and ethics in education, (2) relations between the spiritual and the ethical in education, and (3) spiritual and ethical traditions and practices in education.

Author: Hanan A. Alexander

Publisher: Spirituality & Ethics in Education S.

ISBN: 9781903900079

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Visions of the "good life” are conspicuously absent in contemporary culture. This has sent people searching for a sense of spirituality within themselves, in their communities and traditions, and in the transcendent that lies beyond space and time. Contemporary education has abandoned a connection with spirituality and has failed as a consequence to cultivate goodness in people. Yet there is a deep connection between ethics, spirituality, and education. For spiritual visions respond to our quest for a moral life, and the first task of education is to initiate people into communities that celebrate such as life. ... The book is divided into three main sections: (1) calls for spirituality and ethics in education, (2) relations between the spiritual and the ethical in education, and (3) spiritual and ethical traditions and practices in education. Themes include education for justice, hope, and reconciliation; Jesus as teacher; spirituality and violence; spirituality and citizenship; the spirituality of Arab children in Israel and Palestine; spirituality and children in the Jewish tradition; spirituality and humanistic education; the dangers of spirituality in education; personal and collective spirituality in education; liturgy and literature in spiritual education; and spirituality and peace education. Spirituality and Ethics in Education provides an international, multicultural, interfaith forum concerning the philosophical, theological, and practical foundations of ethics in spiritual education for a rapidly

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education

Education In elaborating the central philosophical issues that arise in relation to
education in religion and spirituality, we shall focus attention upon education for
children and young people (hereinafter “students”) up to the age of 18 and shall ...

Author: Nigel Blake

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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In this important survey, an international group of leading philosophers chart the development of philosophy of education in the twentieth century and point to signficant questions for its future. Presents a definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of education. Contains 20 newly-commissioned articles, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars. Each chapter reviews a problem, examines the current state of the discipline with respect to the topic, and discusses possible futures of the field. Provides a solid foundation for further study.

New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education

Ethics, Politics and Religion David Lewin, Alexandre Guilherme, Morgan White.
to itself' (2005, p. 157). The middle is not a ... Meaning and Connectedness:
Australian Perspectives on Education and Spirituality. Mawson: Australian
college of ...

Author: David Lewin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472513363

Category: Education

Page: 256

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New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education seeks to build a bridge between philosophical reflection and socio-political action by developing a range of critical discussions in the areas of ethics, politics and religion. This volume brings together established authorities and a new generation of scholars to ask whether philosophy of education can contribute to political and social discourse, or whether it is destined to remain the marginal gadfly of mainstream ideology. The philosophy of education stands in danger of becoming a neglected field at precisely the moment we need to be able to reflect upon the increasingly apparent costs of the technocratic attitude to education. While many of the educational policy discussions of recent years seem far-reaching and radical, critical debate surrounding these initiatives remain largely at a populist level. New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education provides contemporary responses to philosophical issues that bear upon educational studies, policies and practices, contributing to the debate on the role of philosophy of education in an increasingly fractured intellectual milieu.

The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Michael Bonnett is currently Reader in Philosophy of Education at the University
of Bath and Senior Research Fellow at ... of Virtue Ethics and Moral Education (
1999), and (with John Haldane) of Spirituality, Philosophy and Education (2003).

Author: Richard Bailey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206971

Category: Education

Page: 570

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This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the Philosophy of Education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general "perennial" issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern. Section one of the book exemplifies different styles of philosophy, paying attention to the contemporary debates as to the nature, possibilities and limitations of these different approaches to philosophy of education. Section two is devoted to particular thinkers of the past, and more general coverage of the history of philosophy of education. Section three is dedicated to contemporary philosophic thought on education, providing the basis and reference point for an exploration of contemporary issues. The handbook is designed primarily to be useful to students studying the field of philosophy of education, in the context of the study of educational foundations or theory. But it is also designed to be of use to practising teachers who wish to gain easy access to current philosophical thinking on particular contemporary educational issues, and to educationalists of all types who want a succinct guide to questions relating to the nature, the history, and the current state of the art of philosophy of education. Visit Richard Bailey's website : here

Reimagining Liberal Education

“Religion, Upbringing and Liberal Values: A Rejoinder to Eamonn Callan.”
Journal of ... “Citizenship, Diversity, and Education: A Philosophical Perspective.
... In Spirituality, Philosophy and Education, edited by D. Carr and J. Haldane,

Author: Hanan Alexander

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441161589

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This challenging and provocative book reimagines the justification, substance, process, and study of education in open, pluralistic, liberal democratic societies. Hanan Alexander argues that educators need to enable students to embark on a quest for intelligent spirituality, while paying heed to a pedagogy of difference. Through close analysis of the work of such thinkers as William James, Charles Taylor, Elliot Eisner, Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, Martin Buber, Michael Apple and Terrence McLaughlin, Reimagining Liberal Education offers an account of school curriculum and moral and religious instruction that throws new light on the possibilities of a nuanced, rounded education for citizenship. Divided into three parts – Transcendental Pragmatism in Educational Research, Pedagogy of Difference and the Other Face of Liberalism, and Intelligent Spirituality in the Curriculum, this is a thrilling work of philosophy that builds upon the author's award-winning text Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest.

Philosophy of Education The Key Concepts

The first is that the concept of the spiritual is too vague to be of any use. The
second is that, if it has any substance, it is as a religious concept. In this case,
spiritual education is a part of Religious Education and thus unacceptable to
many ...

Author: John Gingell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134690304

Category: Education

Page: 296

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals

2 John Dunne, “After philosophy and religion: spirituality and its counterfeits,” in
David Carr and John Haldane (eds), Spirituality, Philosophy and Education (
Routledge, 2003), pp. 97–111; the quotation is on p. 99. 3 Ibid., p. 104. 4Ibid. 5
As the ...

Author: Dr David Jasper

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472400550

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Contemporary thought is marked by heated debates about the character, purpose and form of religious thinking and its relation to a range of ideals: spiritual, moral, aesthetic, political and ecological, to name the obvious. This book addresses the interrelation between theological thinking and the complex and diverse realms of human ideals. What are the ideals appropriate to our moment in human history, and how do these ideals derive from or relate to theological reflection in our time? In Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals internationally renowned scholars from a range of disciplines (physics, art, literary studies, ethics, comparative religion, history of ideas, and theology) engage with these crucial questions with the intention of articulating a new and historically appropriate vision of theological reflection and the pursuit of ideals for our global times.

Global Perspectives on Spirituality and Education

Nevertheless, an indication of the interest in this form of spiritual education is
evident in the operation of an Australasian federation of groups that promote the
study of philosophy in schools. It argues a case for including philosophy in the
new ...

Author: Jacqueline Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136199128

Category: Education

Page: 328

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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.

Music Education and Religion

(1923) 1958. The Idea of the Holy. Translated by John W. Harvey. London:
Oxford University Press. Palmer, Anthony. 2010. “Spirituality in Music Education:
Transcending Culture, Exploration III.” Philosophy of Music Education Review 18,

Author: Alexis Anja Kallio

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253043743

Category: Music

Page: 344

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Music, Education, and Religion: Intersections and Entanglements explores the critical role that religion can play in formal and informal music education. As in broader educational studies, research in music education has tended to sidestep the religious dimensions of teaching and learning, often reflecting common assumptions of secularity in contemporary schooling in many parts of the world. This book considers the ways in which the forces of religion and belief construct and complicate the values and practices of music education—including teacher education, curriculum texts, and teaching repertoires. The contributors to this volume embrace a range of perspectives from a variety of disciplines, examining religious, agnostic, skeptical, and atheistic points of view. Music, Education, and Religion is a valuable resource for all music teachers and scholars in related fields, interrogating the sociocultural and epistemological underpinnings of music repertoires and global educational practices.

Spirituality Education Society

been a contentious topic in education, let alone as a philosophy or research tool.
In recent times, different authors have examined different ways that spirituality
may ...

Author: Njoki N. Wane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460916031

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Spirituality, education and society: An integrated approach argues the value of spirituality in education as a way to address the lived experiences and personal knowledge of students, with the goal of creating a more holistic, transformative educational process. This edited volume has a wide array of viewpoints which all point to the importance of spirituality in the authors’ personal lives, their communities and society at large. Spirituality is conceptualised as a base from which to challenge dominant forms of knowing, while in the process being able to center and engage with an important aspect of the student that has been missing from current evaluations – their spiritual selves.Within the diversity of this volume it becomes evident that spirituality cannot be confined to a singular definition and that educators must be willing to create spaces to foster spiritual growth and exploration if we are to break away from the commoditized, disempowering system that is so dominant today. This edited collection is a valuable resource for students, practitioners, educators and administrators who wish to engage in transformational schooling. Its multidisciplinary approach engages ideas around critical pedagogy, sociology of education, and inclusive schooling. There is an increasing need for exploring novel paradigms of studying education in the context of the dynamics that straddle social, economic and technological processes that have come to characterize the world in recent years. This book is a timely contribution in this respect as its focus transcends hitherto applied approaches that depend largely on western orientation. The book breaks new grounds in studying education and society that find significant relevance in societies that are marginalized by the dominant western understanding. The authors draw from the rich heritage of spirituality that is akin to the non-western social paradigms to develop a rigorous but creative concept of schooling. I am sure practitioners, researchers and students of education will find it a valuable source of practical and theoretical information that would widen their horizon of understanding of sociology of education. - Tom Mongare Ndege, PhD, Moi University, Kenya The editors have compiled a brilliant collection of essays. Each piece of scholarly work shows how spirituality is a paramount part of our everyday lives and is connected to teaching, learning, living and healing. This is a timely and most relevant work that is sure to spur critical dialogue and discussion. This collection shows that while the spirit may be wounded it can never be broken. - Erica Neeganagwedgin, PhD, University of Toronto

Making Sense of Spiritual Development

TILL tonCarr , D . ( 1995 ) . Towards a distinctive conception of spiritual education
. Oxford Review of Education , 21 ( 1 ) , 83 - 98 . Carr , D . ( 1996 ) . Rival
conceptions of spiritual education . Journal of Philosophy of Education , 30 ( 2 ) ,
159 ...

Author: David Smith

Publisher: The Stapleford Centre

ISBN: 9780951653791

Category: Children

Page: 24

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International Handbook of the Religious Moral and Spiritual Dimensions in Education

This Handbook presents the views of education scholars who engage these concepts every day, in a collection of essays reflecting the international state of the discipline.

Author: Marian de Souza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1402052464

Category: Education

Page: 557

View: 113

In today’s pluralistic world, many cultures feel a shift in the relationship of people with religious traditions. A corresponding movement is a resurgence of interest in human spirituality. This Handbook presents the views of education scholars who engage these concepts every day, in a collection of essays reflecting the international state of the discipline. Out of these rises a vision for the emergence of a just and peaceful world.

Philosophy of Education

Do teaching and learning to live well have anything to do with public schools as
we know them , or are we talking here about some other kind of education – a “
spiritualeducation as Neiman describes it ? How is philosophical living other ...

Author: Philosophy of Education Society (U.S.)



Category: Education


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Spirituality and Education

(1965) Philosophical Analysis and Education, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
... Beck, J. (1999)“Spiritual andMoral Development'andReligious Education' inA.
Thatcher (ed.) Spirituality andtheCurriculum, London: Cassell, pp.153180.

Author: Andrew Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135701970

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Spirituality and Education introduces the basic contours of current debate in a form accessible to both classroom teachers across the curriculum range, and to school managers. It covers all key areas, including: * problems of defining spirituality * government legislation and supporting documentation * relevant empirical research * the social dimension of spirituality * secular and religious manifestations of spirituality in contemporary society * theories of childhood spiritual development * contemporary approaches to spiritual education, including collective worship and cross-curricular teaching. A variety of different perspectives and approaches will be offered, and readers are encouraged to be reflective through a number of tasks which relate all issues raised directly back to their own specific circumstances. The author includes questions, quotes and lists of further reading.

Teaching Virtue

Astley, J. (1994), The Philosophy of Christian Religious Education. Birmingham,
AL.: Religious Education Press. —(2003), 'Spiritual Learning: Good for Nothing',
in Carr, D. and Haldane, J. (eds), Spirituality, Philosophy and Education. London:

Author: Marius Felderhof

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472528107

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In much of the world, religious traditions are seriously valued but, in the context of religious plurality, this sets educationalists an enormous challenge. This book provides a way forward in exploring religious life whilst showing how bridges might be built between diverse religious traditions. Teaching Virtue puts engagement with religious life - and virtue ethics - at the heart of religious education, encouraging 'learning from' religion rather than 'learning about' religion. The authors focus on eight key virtues, examining these for what they can offer of religious value to pupils and teachers. Individual chapters put the discussion into context by offering a vision of what religious education in the future could look like; the need for responsible religious education; a historical review of moral education and an introduction to virtue ethics. Lesson plans and examples demonstrate how the virtues may be approached in the classroom, making it an invaluable guide for all involved in teaching religious education.

Philosophy and Its Public Role

Bob Brecher is Reader in Moral Philosophy in the School of Historical and
Critical Studies, University of Brighton. ... Steutel) of Virtue,Ethics andMoral
Education(1999) and (with John Haldane) of Spirituality, Philosophy and
Education (2003).

Author: William Aiken

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845402677

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

View: 971

This collection of essays brings together moral, social and political philosophers from Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States who explore a wide range of issues under the three headings of Philosophy, Society and Culture; Ethics, Economics and Justice; and Rights, Law and Punishment. The topics discussed range from the public responsibility of intellectuals to the justice of military tribunals, and from posthumous reproduction to the death penalty.

Holistic Education Resource Book

Christian Religious Education - Educating for Life Thomas H. Groome is author of
Christian Religious Education: sharing ... (13) Groome points the way forward
with a holistic vision of education that is based on a philosophy-cum-spirituality.

Author: Peter Schreiner

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830964513

Category: Christian education


View: 539

The book comes out of the ecumenical movement and is one outcome of the Holistic Education Study Process of the World Council of Churches. It contributes to a dialogue between education philosophy and religious education, spiritual education and the search for peace and justice, reconciliation and healing as a yearning of all human beings.

Education and the Philosophical Ideal

From the point of view of a spiritual philosophy of life , there is surely no reason
why souls should not return . If the soul is the real centre of power and possesses
finer senses , a percipient and active spiritual organism which it bears away with

Author: Horatio Willis Dresser



Category: Education

Page: 255

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Education and the Philosophical Ideal by Horatio Willis Dresser, first published in 1900, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

EDUCATION: RUDOLF. STEINER. Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was an Austrian
polymath: a philosopher, social reformer, educator, artist, and architect. Through
his founding of a spiritual movement, anthroposophy, he articulated teachings on

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

View: 980

Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.