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ERIC Number: EJ818112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
New Zealand Children's Spirituality in Catholic Schools: Teachers' Perspectives
Kennedy, Anne; Duncan, Judith
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v11 n2 p281-292 Aug 2006
This article discusses the findings of a small-scale study undertaken with a sample of 10 teachers in Catholic schools in New Zealand. Spirituality is recognised as an important dimension of Catholic schools and this study explored the teachers' perspectives of their own understanding of spirituality, of children's spirituality and the influence of context on children's spiritual lives. The findings demonstrated the significance of the teachers' own awareness of spirituality and the importance of the teacher-child relationship in acknowledging, responding to and supporting child spirituality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand