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Spirituality and Education

1st Edition

By Andrew Wright


176 pages

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Paperback: 9780750709088
pub: 2000-11-09
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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.


'This is a significant book which will certainly become a standard text for spiritual education in British schools. Wright has thought more carefully than most about the theoretical issues at stake in these debates.' - Jeff Astley, International Journal of Education and Religion

'Andrew Wright … offers a masterly introduction to a topic that is in danger of becoming obscured by ambiguity, confusion, diversity and incompatible yet hidden assumptions. His book is a model of clarity and balance, aided by soud organization and a very helpful layout … It makes a major contribution to the field and can be recommended without hesitation to all those interested in spirituality and education.' - John Sullivan, Heythrop Journal, July 2002

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