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ERIC Number: EJ811382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Rediscovery of Silenced Inner Wisdom of Spirituality: Teachers' Voice in the Contemporary Post-Soviet Era
Belousa, Inga
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v13 n1 p39-49 Feb 2008
The former Soviet Union countries share a unique educational perspective, based on numerous issues to be rediscovered. The current reality in former Soviet countries occurs in the context of increased interest in the role of spirituality in democratic society, and the gradually emerging discussions and methodological solutions of spirituality within public education. Teacher education in this context has a crucial role to observe this interest as a part of educational reality. This article focuses on a study that explored teachers' understanding of spirituality as a dimension of education in one of the former Soviet Union countries, Latvia. The article also seeks to highlight that the issue of spirituality within education in post-Soviet-era countries needs to be addressed consciously and should be approached from below, considering spirituality as the essence and the inner way of sustainable human life. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: USSR