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ERIC Number: EJ818097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Educating for Hope, Compassion and Meaning in a Divisive and Intolerant World
de Souza, Marian
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v11 n1 p165-175 Apr 2006
This article explores the problem of discussing a spiritual dimension in education within the secular context of western society, and Australian society in particular. It explores the idea that spirituality is relational and proposes an approach to learning that nurtures and gives expression to spirituality in terms of the connectedness students may feel and experience. It argues that such an approach can lead to the development of learning programmes and environments which may reduce the number of students who become isolated and alienated in traditional classrooms; which should promote, among students, the traits of resilience, connectedness, compassion and meaning; and increase their chances of becoming more productive and affirmed community members in a global society that is besieged by divisiveness, violence and terrorism. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia