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ERIC Number: EJ785636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Singing in the Spirit: Spiritual Practices inside Public School Classrooms
Norton, Nadjwa E. L.
Education and Urban Society, v40 n3 p342-360 2008
This article examines how one spiritual, Black, male, first grade teacher and one spiritual, Black first grader name music as a spiritual practice. The data arise from a 1-year multicultural feminist critical narrative inquiry. The findings demonstrate how the participants' age, ethnicity, class, and spirituality shape music as a spiritual practice. The study details how spiritual people negotiate public schools, conceptualize diverse notions of spirituality, and engage reflection. The article calls for the creation of more equitable policies and practices within schools that value and draw on music as an aspect of spirituality of the students and teachers within. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A