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ERIC Number: EJ797635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Interrogating Our Practices of Integrating Spirituality into Workplace Education
English, Leona M.; Fenwick, Tara J.; Parsons, Jim
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v45 n1 p7-28 Apr 2005
Workplace education's interest in spirituality is examined, with an emphasis placed on why this interest might be increasing and what challenges it presents. This article interrogates commonplace strategies to integrate spirituality in workplace education,--providing holistic education, creating sacred spaces and mentoring--questions each approach and suggests ways that they might be integrated in an authentic manner into the workplace. The authors then examine how educators might interrogate their teaching practices by inquiring into their own motivations, ethics and values. An attempt is made to stem the flood of spirituality in workplace education by asking: For what purpose is spirituality being promoted in this workplace? And in whose interests?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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