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ERIC Number: EJ816178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Criteria for a Comprehensive Model of Spiritual Development in Secular Educative Care
Cupit, C. Glenn
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v9 n3 p293-305 Dec 2004
This paper argues that to fulfil what is required of a model of children's spiritual development in the context of secular educative care, six criteria must be met: the meaning of the terms and nature of the phenomenon must both be specified; the relationship to an underlying ontology must be clarified and the status of alternatives characterized; the sense in which spirituality is developmental and open to change through intervention must be identified and which specific developmental changes are "spiritual" designated; there must be consistency with an accepted paradigm for the understanding and study of human development; the role and status of spiritual development within a secular system of educative care needs explanation; consequential practical implications must be specified. In suggesting this is an unfulfilled requirement, the challenges posed by each of these criteria are identified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)