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Jacob, Jeffrey; Jovic, Emily; Brinkerhoff, Merlin B. – Social Indicators Research, 2009
Employing data from a mailed survey of a sample of ecologically and spiritually aware respondents (N = 829), the study tests the hypothesized relationship between ecologically sustainable behavior (ESB) and subjective well-being (SWB). The proposed link between ESB and SWB is the spiritual practice of mindfulness meditation (MM). In multiple…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Metacognition
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Russell, Caskey – American Indian Quarterly, 2009
The term "first contact" usually conjures up an image of a group of European soldiers landing on a beach in the New World, their ship anchored just offshore, while a large group of Natives approaches the soldiers. On both sides there is caution but also curiosity. Beyond the physical collision of two different peoples there is also a…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Cultural Differences, Whites, World History
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West, William – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1998
Interviews 19 Quaker counselors or psychotherapists to explore the impact their spiritual beliefs have on their work. Their faith impacted their work in several ways: it helped them understand their clients' spiritual journey, underpinned their work, and gave them inspiration and spiritual preparation before sessions. For a minority of respondents…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Conflict, Counselor Training, Counselors
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Hodge, David R. – Social Work, 2004
Although social work is witnessing growing interest in spiritual and religious issues, little guidance has appeared in the literature to assist practitioners in addressing the unique spirituality of rapidly increasing non-Western populations. This article discusses the significant cultural/spiritual beliefs, practices, and values of Hindus, the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Religion, Religious Factors, Cultural Awareness
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Rozov, N. S. – Russian Education and Society, 2008
In current discussions of the problems that affect the development of higher education in Russia, two dimensions dominate, in which opinions diverge and positions clash. In the "first" ("the political and economic" dimension) the extreme poles are the "liberal approach" (according to which higher educational…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Aid, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes
Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.; Hinitz, Blythe F. – 1998
This paper discusses the integration of peace education into early childhood education through the arts and humanities curricula, considering several pedagogical developments which indicate a more favorable climate for this integration, including: (1) aesthetic literacy programs, including peace museums and the role of children's literature; (2)…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Education, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Awareness
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Harsh, John; Karnes, Frances; Eiers, Patrick – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
In this article, the authors emphasize that good sleep health is essential if gifted children are to gain the greatest benefit from opportunities to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually while maintaining good psychological and physical health. The outstanding abilities that characterize these children and enable high levels of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Well Being, Physical Health, Sleep
Cuelenaere, Laurence Janine – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Building on 18 months of fieldwork in the Bolivian highlands, this dissertation examines how traversing landscapes, through the mediation of spatial practices and spoken words, are embedded in systems of belief. By focusing on "wak'as" (i.e. sacred objects) and on how the inhabitants of the Altiplano relate to the Andean deities known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, American Indian Languages, Power Structure
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Gingrich, Luann Good; Lightman, Ernie – Family Relations, 2006
Most contemporary groups limit attempts of mutuality to specific instances of need. This paper reports on a qualitative study of the structures and systems of mutual aid in a traditional, closed ethnoreligious Old Order Mennonite community in Ontario. We examine the structural characteristics, systems of mutuality, tensions, and conflicts that…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Community Study, Community Characteristics, Culture Conflict
Castillo, Victor Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With the study rise of the Hispanic population in the United States over the last 25-years there has been a languished progression of this populations' educational attainment. The purpose of this qualitative study was to tap into the "black-box" of ten academically successful Latino students from San Antonio by capturing the life history…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Educational Attainment
Elliott, S. Auguste – ProQuest LLC, 2010
American Indian and Alaska Native psychologists are in demand. They hold promise to meet the mental health needs of tribal and urban Indian communities by bridging Native worldview and the Euro-American stance of psychology in assessing, designing, and delivering mental health services to Native peoples. Individual stories of Native psychologists…
Descriptors: World Views, Psychologists, American Indians, Mental Health Programs
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Bristow-Braitman, Ann – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1995
Provides helping professionals with an overview of treatment issues referred to as spiritual by those recovering from alcohol and drug addictions through 12-step programs. Reviews conflicts between academically trained helping professionals and researchers, and those advocating spiritually oriented treatment programs. Discusses spiritual…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Counseling Psychology
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Skotnicki, Andrew – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2008
There is a recurrent conflict concerning law and judgment in the Catholic tradition. The tension between the manner in which just punitive judgments are to be rendered and the possibility of judging justly, if at all, is found frequently in Scripture and in Church history. This paper will give an overview of the dynamics of this tension in…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Punishment, Ethics
Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
While the demands of promotion and tenure should not be minimized, career obsessiveness is both a psychological and a practical mistake. Citing management scholar David Heenan, who argues the intellectual case for having multiple lives: career, personal, communal, spiritual, artistic, the writer advocates that a major demographic and psychographic…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Life Style, Faculty Promotion, Tenure
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Campbell, Gregorgy R.; Foor, Thomas A. – Great Plains Quarterly, 2004
Sacred and cultural geography is a universal feature of indigenous religious practices across Native North America. However, in a growing number of cases, conflicts have developed between Native North American religious practitioners and land-managing federal agencies. The contentious situations often come down to Indian peoples struggling to…
Descriptors: Values, Public Agencies, North Americans, Administrative Policy
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