ERIC Number: EJ893537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Bronson Alcott: Pioneer in Spiritual Education
Miller, John P.
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v15 n2 p129-141 May 2010
Of all the individuals that we call Transcendentalists, Bronson Alcott was the most devoted to education and nourishing children's spirituality in that context. At the Temple school in Boston he held conversations with children on spiritual questions that drew forth the children's inner wisdom. This paper describes his work as an educator and discusses how his ideas are relevant to today's educators working in the field of spirituality in education.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Holistic Approach, Child Development, Spiritual Development, Teaching Methods, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Children, Beliefs, Early Childhood Education, Instruction, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts