Religious Education In Asia

Author by : Kerry J. Kennedy
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The book examines ancient religious traditions and modernity in a globalized Asia that is as much in need of a moral compass as it is economic development. Religious education has been an aspect of many societies over time and irrespective of culture. Yet as globalization advances local values are challenged every day by internationalized discourses and global perspectives. It is this context that provides the rationale for this edited book. It seeks to understand what forms religious education takes in Asian contexts and what role it continues to play. On the one hand, the societies which are the subject of this book reflect ancient religious traditions but on the other they are responsible for a significant portion of the world’s economic development. The book will appeal to researchers interested in the current state of religious education in Asia, policymakers with responsibility for religious education and teachers who practice religious education on a daily basis.


Spiritual And Religious Education

Author by : Mal Leicester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Volume V distinguishes religious and spiritual education and takes a multi-faith approach to pedagogic, curricular and resource issues. The important area of collective worship is also addressed.


Reconstructing Religious Spiritual And Moral Education

Author by : Clive Erricker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Religious Education is now identified as a shortage subject as a growing number of pupils in schools opt for it. The growing emphasis on children's moral and spiritual education, the DfEE's hunt for new teachers, OFSTED's calls for improvement and reinforced links with philosophy have pushed the subject into the spotlight. Based on research and partnership with schools this book examines and explains : * the role of Religious Education in the curriculum * the role of spirituality in children's lives * better teaching practice, giving practical examples.


Redefining Religious Education

Author by : Scherto Gill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave Macmillan
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Description : This book is a unique collection of multi-disciplinary articles that develops the idea of religious education being directed primarily (but not exclusively) towards the spiritual insofar as it is part of a flourishing life. Redefining Religious Education explores questions including: How can we avoid making religious education merely an imparting of information about religion? How can we re-conceive religious education as nurturing the spiritual without rendering doctrinal? How can we make it relevant to young people in today's pluralistic and secular societies? The first part of the book argues the case from various theoretical points of view. The second part shows how different religious traditions can provide insight into the spiritual in (religious) education. The third part illustrates how some current innovative practices strive to cultivate spiritual development within a religious education curriculum in different parts of the world. The book hopes to invoke more creative and effective questioning concerning the part that religious education can play in enabling the flourishing of whole persons.


Holistic Religious Education Is It Possible

Author by : Sturla Sagberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Waxmann Verlag
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Description : This book discusses the possibility of a holistic approach to religious education, taking into account religious and cultural diversity, different aspects of secularisation and different academic disciplines that inform the subject. Issues discussed are the view of children as spiritual and religious subjects, identity formation, the concept of child theology, the relationship between faith and morality, the meaning of spirituality, the notion of wonder as an inroad to learning, religion as culture, and the meaning of holism. A point of departure is taken in a typology of attitudes to religion in public education, and the line of reason ends in a search for viable metaphors for holistic religious education. Sturla Sagberg (born 1951) is professor of religious education and ethics at Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education in Trondhem, Norway. He has a doctoral degree in theology, and has for many decades taught and done research related to teacher training as well as to church education. He has published several books in Norwegian, of which the latest translates into Religion, Values and Formation: Children and the big questions in life. Many of his articles in books and journals are written in English.


International Handbook Of The Religious Moral And Spiritual Dimensions In Education

Author by : Marian de Souza
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : In today’s pluralistic world, many cultures feel a shift in the relationship of people with religious traditions. A corresponding movement is a resurgence of interest in human spirituality. This Handbook presents the views of education scholars who engage these concepts every day, in a collection of essays reflecting the international state of the discipline. Out of these rises a vision for the emergence of a just and peaceful world.


International Handbook Of Education For Spirituality Care And Wellbeing

Author by : Marian de Souza
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Acknowledging and understanding spiritual formation is vital in contemporary education. This book explores the dynamic relationship between education and wellbeing. It examines the theory underpinning the practice of education in different societies where spirituality and care are believed to be at the heart of all educational experiences. The book recognizes that, regardless of the context or type of educational experience, education is a caring activity in which the development of the whole person - body, mind and spirit - is a central aim for teachers and educators in both formal and informal learning. The chapters in this handbook present and discuss topics that focus on spirituality as an integral part of human experience and, consequently, essential to educational programs which aim to address personal and communal identity, foster resilience, empathy and compassion, and promote meaning and connectedness.


Teaching Religious Education

Author by : Elaine McCreery
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Many trainee primary teachers are uncertain as to the place and purpose of RE in primary schools. This book is designed to alleviate such fears and give trainees the security and confidence to teach RE effectively. Trainees are encouraged to recognise their own religious position and understand how they handle their own beliefs and commitments in the classroom. In addition, they will learn how to be sensitive to children's religious viewpoints, allowing children to share their beliefs in a secure and supportive environment. A range of strategies help readers to provide engaging and appropriate RE across the primary age phase.


Contemporary Challenges For Religious And Spiritual Education

Author by : Arniika Kuusisto
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : From being on the margins of scholarly debate for much of the past century and a half, religion is being recognized once again as an area of concern for scholars, politicians, and public policy makers, and thus, the role of religious and spiritual education has taken on a new importance. Apart from its socio-political ramifications, the place of religiousness and spirituality in the make-up of individuals has been given renewed prominence through updated brain science, and neuroscientists regularly refer to elements of this brain science in terms such as spiritual intelligence and even mystical consciousness. This book explores many of the new directions being taken in the field of religious and spiritual education, as new developments challenge the priorities of formal education, and open up new avenues for incorporating religion and spirituality into the modern curriculum. It asks whether the educational aims of teachers should be focused on specifically personal development, or whether religious education should be used to develop understanding of more global and social issues such as citizenship, conflict, and ethics. The book also addresses neuroscientific insights, which suggest a need to engage with cognition and emotion in order to create a rich learning environment, something to which a particularly contested subject area like religion and spirituality is well-placed to contribute. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Beliefs & Values.


Horizons Hopes

Author by : Thomas H. Groome
Languange : en
Publisher by : Paulist Press
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Description : Essays exploring the latest ideas on where religious education is headed, with an emphasis on adult and young adult faith formation in the context of total catechesis.


Religious Experience And Experiencing Religion In Religious Education

Author by : Ulrich Riegel
Languange : de
Publisher by : Waxmann Verlag
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Description : In Europe, religious and spiritual education happens in a context which is at the same time increasingly secular and religiously plural. This places the problem of religious experience on the agenda. Today most students of religious and spiritual education lack appropriate experiences and show different opinions about what religion or spirituality could be. This setting raises several questions: How can religious experience be conceptualized in a context of religious plurality and secularity with the traditional religious traditions as just one option among others? How does lived religion contribute to such a conceptualization? Do the concepts of spirituality and implicit religion give way to a new understanding of religious experience? How can be grasped religious experience beyond the traditional religious practices? Do traditional empirical methods still fit? Which concepts and methods can we utilize in bringing religious experience into religious or spiritual education?


Priorities In Religious Education

Author by : Brenda Watson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : A collection of articles which look at the future development of religious education in the light of the 1988 Education Reform Act and at how religious education should now develop in schools. It contains practical guidance for meetings and workshops and questions to stimulate further discussion.


Spiritual And Religious Education

Author by : Mal Leicester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Volume V distinguishes religious and spiritual education and takes a multi-faith approach to pedagogic, curricular and resource issues. The important area of collective worship is also addressed.


Global Perspectives On Spirituality And Education

Author by : Jacqueline Watson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In recent decades, and around the world, much attention has been given to the role of spirituality in the education of children and young people. While educationalists share many common goals and values in nurturing the spiritual lives of children and young people, national and regional cultures, religions and politics have impacted on the approaches scholars and practitioners have adopted in their investigations and practices. The different contexts across nations and regions mean that educators face quite distinct conditions in which to frame their approaches to spiritual education and research, and the nature and impact of these differences is not yet understood. This book brings together thinkers from around the globe and sets them the task of explaining how their research on children’s spirituality and education has been shaped by the historical, cultural, religious and political contexts of the geographic region in which they work. The book presents contributions in three sections – Europe and Israel, Australasia, and The Americas– and concludes with a chapter highlighting what is common and what is contextually unique about global approaches to spirituality and education.


Reasons For Living

Author by : Marisa Crawford
Languange : en
Publisher by : Aust Council for Ed Research
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Description : Explores the development and psychological function of meaning, identity and spirituality in the lives of young people. This can contribute significantly to the professional background of those engaged in the education and care of youth in various contexts.


Commitment Character And Citizenship

Author by : Hanan A. Alexander
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "As liberal democracies include increasingly diverse and multifaceted populations, the longstanding debate about the role of the state in religious education and the place of religion in public life seems imperative now more than ever. The maintenance of religious schools and the planning of religious education curricula raise a profound challenge. Too much state supervision can be conceived as interference in religious freedom and as a confinement of the right to cultural liberty. Too little supervision can be seen as neglecting the development of the liberal values required to live and work in a democratic society and as abandoning those who within their communities wish to attain a more rigorous education for citizenship and democracy. This book draws together leading educationalists, philosophers, theologians, and social scientists to explore issues, problems, and tensions concerning religious education in a variety of international settings. The contributors explore the possibilities and limitations of religious education in preparing citizens in multicultural and multi-religious democratic societies"-- Provided by publisher.


Reclaiming Goodness

Author by : Hanan A. Alexander
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Notre Dame Pess
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Description : Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest begins with the premise that sound models for achieving both spiritual fulfillment and the "good life" are lacking in contemporary culture. Arguing that contemporary education is responsible for having abandoned spirituality and the cultivation of goodness in people, Hanan A. Alexander advances a definition of spirituality which acknowledges an integral connection to education. Reclaiming Goodness charts a way to reintegrate ethical and spiritual values with the values of critical thought and reason. Written in accessible and non-technical prose, it will be of interest to professional educators as well as to a wider audience.


Education Spirituality And The Whole Child

Author by : Ron Best
Languange : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : There has always been much discussion and debate among teachers, policy-makers and politicians as to where lies the responsibility for the child's spiritual and self-development, no more so than in the present climate. Can these issues be defined? Where does spirituality end and religion begin? Where does morality fit into the complex matrix of issues? Ron Best has brought together a group of influential and interesting contributors to provide a framework of ideas and perspectives and to offer thoughts for development. Education, Spirituality and the Whole Child is in four sections, the first of which, Visions and Perspectives, sets the broad themes. The following three sections develop those themes and provide both theoretical discussion and practical cases and examples. The book as a whole is wide-ranging, critical and thought-provoking, shedding light on this vitally important and much-neglected field.


Re Enchanting Education And Spiritual Wellbeing

Author by : Marian de Souza
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Education is in a constant state of renewal internationally where it responds to a number of pressing social, political and cultural issues. Processes of globalization, a number of conflicts and acts of terror, economic and environmental crises have led to large waves of migration and asylum seekers arriving in countries with the hope of finding safer and more stable places to settle. This, in turn, has led to cultural and religious pluralism being a key characteristic of many societies with corresponding issues of belonging and identity. As well, for many people, there has been a shifting influence of and allegiance away from traditional religious frameworks with the emergence of new religious movements, both peaceful and violent, and a rise in popularity of spirituality and non-religious worldviews which provide alternate frameworks for living healthy and ethical lives. In order to prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s world, one which is confronted by a range of risks and crises and which is being shaped by rapidly changing technologies, educators and researchers are investigating new ways of equipping students to deal with these challenges and opportunities, including the nurturing of spiritual wellbeing. This book brings together the voices of many experienced educators to discuss ways to re-enchant education and re-enliven learning programs in response to these 21st century issues in an increasingly global and interconnected world. It examines a range of international contexts, including secular and religious educational settings, and provides an avenue for visionary voices that identify problems and offer solutions to help shape a more promising education system that will prepare children more constructively and beneficially to flourish in their future worlds.


Education Culture And Values

Author by : Mal Leicester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Teaching Religious Education 4 11

Author by : Derek Bastide
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This long-awaited second edition is an accessible, practical guide for primary teachers. It covers the teaching of religious education at the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Taking account of the changes to RE over the last decade, it maps out and considers the implications for teachers of: changes that have taken place over the last few years with regard to changing aims and objectives in the subject the legal framework the broadening understanding of the notion of religion concern for spiritual development emergence of citizenship as an additional component of the curriculum introduction of formal guidelines to the content of RE teaching Christianity and other world faiths tackling important topics and contemporary issues planning RE across the primary school planning a unit of work using different teaching approaches monitoring and assessing progress. The book is full of practical examples and will also contain a uesful resources section. In addition there will be a chapter on key religions, which will look at Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.


The Quest For Meaning And Wholeness Spiritual And Religious Connections In The Lives Of College Faculty

Author by : Jennifer A. Lindholm
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : “An insightful, scholarly resource for dialogue about the symbiotic relationship between the life of the mind and the life of the heart of faculty, and what faculty can do to provide students an education that focuses on meaning and purpose.” —Larry A. Braskamp, professor emeritus, Loyola University Chicago “Among the strengths of this book are Lindholm’s solid research design and data analysis, deft integration of quantitative and qualitative data in presentation of findings and interpretation, and clear writing. Dr. Lindholm makes an important contribution both to higher education literature on faculty, and to religious studies literature, on this dimension of religion and spirituality in colleges and universities.” —Michael D. Waggoner, professor, University of Northern Iowa; editor, Religion & Education “No one understands more thoroughly the roles that spirituality and religion play in higher education today than Jennifer Lindholm, who has spent more than a decade documenting their impact. The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness adds greatly to her earlier findings of how college can enhance the spiritual lives of students.” —Gary Luhr, executive director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities “Based on both quantitative and qualitative data, Lindholm’s thoughtful, well-written book opens new ground, addressing a largely ignored topic in the research on faculty lives and work—spirituality, religion, and meaning in academic life. Institutional leaders, faculty members, and students will benefit from the fresh perspectives, careful definitions, issues, and questions discussed in this book.” —Ann E. Austin, professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education, Michigan State University; coauthor of Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education’s Strategic Imperative “At last, a book for faculty about faculty on an important, but long-neglected, topic. Jennifer Lindholm provides a cogent, readable analysis of how faculty view spirituality and religion not only in their own lives, but also their role in higher education.” —Peter C. Hill, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University


Discourses Of Religion And Secularism In Religious Education Classrooms

Author by : Karin Kittelmann Flensner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book answers the question on how students and teachers talk about religion when the mandatory and nonconfessional school subject of Religious Education is on the schedule in the “world’s most secular country” To do this, it analyses discourses of religion as they occur in the classroom practice. It is based on findings from participant observation of Religious Education lessons in several upper secondary schools in Sweden. The book discusses different aspects of the role and function of nonconfessional integrative Religious Education in an increasingly pluralistic, multireligious, yet also secularized society, at a general level. It looks at the religious landscape, different perspectives on school subjects, various models and the development of Religious Education, and discourses of religion of a secularist, spiritual and nationalistic nature. Religious Education is a school subject that manoeuvres in the midst of a field that on the one hand concerns crucial knowledge in a pluralistic society, and on the other hand deals with highly contested questions in a society characterized by diversity and secularity. In the mandatory, integrative and non-confessional school subject of Religious Education in Sweden, all students are taught together regardless of religious or secular affiliation. The subject deals with major world religions, important non-religious worldviews and ethics, from a non-confessional perspective. Thus, in the classroom, individuals who identify with diverse religious and non-religious worldviews, with a different understanding of what religion could be and what it might mean to be religious, are brought together. The book examines questions raised in this pluralistic context: What discourses of religion become hegemonic in the classroom? How do these discourses affect the possibility of reaching the aim of Religious Education which concerns understanding and respect for different ways of thinking and living in a society characterized by diversity?


Religion Spirituality And Identity

Author by : Kirsi Tirri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Selected papers presented at the 8th Nordic Conference on Religious Education in Helsinki, Finland in June 2005.


Masterclass In Religious Education

Author by : Liam Gearon
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : A comprehensive guide to religious education, ensuring a solid foundation for supporting effective learning and teaching.


Spiritual Development In The State School

Author by : Terence Copley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This volume traces the roots and growth of school worship and spiritual development from Victorian times and earlier through the 1960s and beyond in order to see how we have reached the present situation.


Spiritual Education

Author by : Jane Erricker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This volume is intended to break new ground and provide a key text for debates on spiritual education in the twenty-first century. Issues of cultural, religious, gender and social differences are addressed in research and pedagogical terms. Also explored are the ways in which faith traditions and secular stances contribute to values and understanding of human purpose.