Spirituality and Education introduces the basic contours of current debate in a form accessible to both classroom teachers across the curriculum range, and to school managers. It covers all key areas, including:
* problems of defining spirituality
* government legislation and supporting documentation
* relevant empirical research
* the social dimension of spirituality
* secular and religious manifestations of spirituality in contemporary society
* theories of childhood spiritual development
* contemporary approaches to spiritual education, including collective worship and cross-curricular teaching.
A variety of different perspectives and approaches will be offered, and readers are encouraged to be reflective through a number of tasks which relate all issues raised directly back to their own specific circumstances. The author includes questions, quotes and lists of further reading.

chapter |4 pages


part |2 pages

Part I The Landscape of Spirituality

chapter 1|9 pages

What is Spirituality?

chapter 2|10 pages

Philosophical Perspectives

chapter 3|10 pages

Spirituality and Religion

chapter 4|11 pages

The Psychology of Spiritual Experience

chapter 5|12 pages

The Social Dimension of Spirituality

part |2 pages

Part II Contemporary Spiritual Education

chapter 6|9 pages

Historical Development

chapter 7|12 pages

Inclusive and Exclusive Approaches

chapter 8|9 pages

Beyond the Inclusive/Exclusive Impasse?

part |2 pages

Part III Towards a Critical Spiritual Education

chapter 9|10 pages

Principles of Critical Spiritual Education

chapter 10|10 pages

An Agenda for Critical Spiritual Education

chapter 11|12 pages

Spiritual Education as Nurture

chapter 12|13 pages

Spiritual Education as Critique

chapter 13|3 pages