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ERIC Number: EJ803321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Spiritual Development in Faith Communities and Secular Societies
Emmett, John A.
New Directions for Youth Development, n118 p45-58 Sum 2008
In this article, the author writes lyrically of the struggle of young people to find meaning and hope in an increasingly secular world, and focuses his discussion on potential roles for adults "who are in serious life-shaping relationships with young people. . . to recognize and respond to the spiritual development of young people." The first role he suggests is similar to that of a museum curator: a knowledgeable adult can provide accessibility to the artifacts and practices of various cultures and spiritual traditions, help young people understand their own experience with those artifacts, and offer possible interpretations. The second role is similar to that of a navigator on a journey of exploration. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia