ERIC Number: EJ1022109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Research and Reflections on the Spiritual Development of Young Jewish Children
Schein, Deborah L.
Journal of Jewish Education, v79 n3 p360-385 2013
This article is about spiritual development for early childhood Jewish education. Findings from a research study defines the spiritual development of young children as an integration of deep connections, basic dispositions (strengthened from experiences of wonderment, awe, joy, inner peace), and complex dispositions (displayed through acts of caring, kindness, empathy, and reverence)--all reinforced by modeling and spiritual moments. Buber's philosophy of I and Thou, Heschel's views of radical amazement and the sublime, and Senge's system thinking offer lenses for integrating a Jewish perspective to this theory of spiritual development.
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Reflection, Young Children, Jews, Early Childhood Education, Constructivism (Learning), Beliefs, Interviews, Telephone Surveys, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Theories, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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