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ERIC Number: EJ908896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
"You Can't Buy Love": Trivializing and the Challenge for Religious Education
Hyde, Brendan
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v27 n2 p165-176 Aug 2006
While there has been an increase in empirical research which explores the spirituality of children, few studies have explicitly named and described factors which may inhibit children's expression of their spirituality. This paper, emanating from the author's own research into children's spirituality in Australian Catholic primary schools, presents and describes one such factor, which has been termed trivializing. An example of hermeneutic phenomenological writing--the text--in which trivializing was revealed is presented, followed by a reflection upon the text guided by van Manen's lifeworld existentials (lived body, lived time, lived space, lived human relations). In the light of this reflection some initial implications for nurturing the spirituality of children within the primary religious education classroom are presented. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia