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Spirituality in Education in a Global, Pluralised World

1st Edition

By Marian de Souza


170 pages

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A particular problem associated with international research in the field of spirituality and education is the reluctance of scholars to agree on what spirituality means, with numerous descriptions increasing ambiguity and reducing the impact of research in the discipline. This book argues that it is important to understand spirituality as a unifying concept that has the potential to be meaningful in its application to the lives of children and young people in areas of learning and wellbeing. Chapters show why and how spiritual learning should be addressed across the curriculum, with implications for the design of learning programs and environments.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1

Spirituality, Children and Young People: Perspectives from Research

Chapter 2

The Empathic Mind: Essence of Human Spirituality

Chapter 3

Social and Political Contexts: Influences on Spiritual Wellbeing

Chapter 4

Connectedness and Connectedness: Spirituality and the Shadow

Chapter 5

A Holistic Approach: An Integration of Cognitive, Affective Spiritual and Multisensory Learning

Chapter 6

To the Future: The Implications of an Emerging Interspiritual Age


About the Author

Dr Marian de Souza is an Honorary Assoc Prof at Federation University, Ballarat, Australia and an Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. She is also Chair, International Association for Children’s Spirituality.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Will Bateman: [email protected] – Editor, UK and Rest of World

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
RELIGION / Education
RELIGION / Spirituality