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ERIC Number: EJ1020853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Buddhist Practice and Educational Endeavour: In Search of a Secular Spirituality for State-Funded Education in England
Hyland, Terry
Ethics and Education, v8 n3 p241-252 2013
A case is made here for a secular interpretation of spirituality to place against more orthodox religious versions which are currently gaining ground in English education as part of the government policy designed to encourage schools to apply for "academy" status independent of local authority control. Given the rise of faith-based "free" schools, it is important to provide a secular alternative as a foundation for morality and spirituality in the interests of maintaining state-funded institutions characterised by rationality and autonomy rather than a commitment to nurturing specific religious beliefs. After considering arguments against faith-based education, I go on to suggest a secular approach to spirituality founded on mindfulness theory and practice originating in Buddhist traditions.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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