ERIC Number: EJ1018418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reverence and Teaching: The Forgotten Virtue
Garrison, Jim; Rud, A. G.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v112 n1 p154-175 2013
The purpose of this chapter is to understand the spiritual dimensions of teaching by elucidating the cardinal and forgotten virtue of reverence. Reverence has a power beyond a typical understanding of it as something religious. Reverence involves a sense of wonder and awe for something or someone that meets at least one of the following conditions: (1) something we cannot control; (2) something we cannot create; (3) something we cannot fully understand; (4) something transcendent, even supernatural The chapter shows reverence in a wider context that does not diminish its spiritual connotations, but rather shows its importance and relevance to teaching in today's classrooms.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Relevance (Education), Spiritual Development, Ethics, Moral Values, Teaching Methods, Caring, Emotional Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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