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ERIC Number: ED439055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Pages: 33
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Sacred Architecture, Historic Religious Traditions and Education in Japan.
Shields, James J.
This paper analyzes the relationship between society and education within the framework of sacred architectural sites, as well as through the more customary vehicle of sacred texts and practices. In particular, the study of sacred architectural sites is a unique and powerful research tool for studying spiritual and cultural meaning and its relationship to social and educational change, as it provides readily available visual and physical narratives for the processes of inner transformation and transcendental thinking. Japan is used as a case study to highlight the role religious traditions play in the development and the design of educational and social reform strategies in diverse cultural traditions. This study required the exploration of Shinto, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions as they relate to current social and educational values, practices, and challenges. (Contains 38 notes.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan