ERIC Number: EJ927086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Toward the Integration of Meditation into Higher Education: A Review of Research Evidence
Shapiro, Shauna L.; Brown, Kirk Warren; Astin, John A.
Teachers College Record, v113 n3 p493-528 2011
Context: There is growing interest in the integration of meditation in higher education. Purpose: Here, we review evidence bearing on the utility of meditation to facilitate the achievement of traditional educational goals and to enhance education of the "whole person." Research Design: We examine how meditation practices may help foster important cognitive skills of attention and information processing, as well build stress resilience and adaptive interpersonal capacities through a review of the published research literature. Conclusions/Recommendations: We offer directions for future research, highlighting the importance of theory-based investigations, increased methodological rigor, expansion of the scope of education-related outcomes studied, and the study of best practices for teaching meditation in educational settings.
Descriptors: Evidence, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Research Reports, Research Needs, Resilience (Psychology), Thinking Skills, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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