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ERIC Number: EJ818104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
A Conceptual Investigation into the Possibility of Spiritual Education
Wong, Ping Ho
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v11 n1 p73-85 Apr 2006
Three commonly mentioned aspects of the idea of spirituality are transcendence, raised awareness and spiritualism. The interrelationships among these three "strands" of spirituality are explored. It is argued that each strand expresses itself along a continuum, ranging from the mundane to the profound. The second part of the article focuses on the education of spirituality in the senses of transcendence and raised awareness. Language learning provides a model for making sense of the process of how spirituality might "emerge" through some dedicated practice, just as meaning is eventually grasped with the initially meaningless deployment of the verbal form. The importance of a spiritual ethos for spiritual education is highlighted. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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