Spiritual Education in a Divided World: Social, Environmental and Pedagogical Perspectives on the Spirituality of Children and Young People

1st Edition

Cathy Ota, Mark Chater

Routledge
Published July 13, 2016
Reference - 214 Pages
ISBN 9781138982789 - CAT# Y209457
Series: Spirituality in Education

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Summary

In the era of globalization debate has turned to the vital need for a thorough understanding of its impact on the spirituality and health of the youth of today. Spiritual Education in a Divided World recognises the urgent need for effective research in this area. This exceptional volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle the key questions. Bringing together leading international experts, including Zygmunt and Mary Grey, the book combines research and training issues with practical professional experiences.

The first section examines how globalized patterns of economics, conflict and consumerism are affecting the spirituality and imagination of children, young people and their families. In the second and third sections, practical responses from research and from professional experience are presented and critically evaluated.

Readers in professions across teaching, youth work, social work, chaplaincy, nursing, mental health, as well as those concerned with community economics and environmental issues, will find in this volume an exciting, diverse and coherent collection of essays which offers wider perspectives on their work.

This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of Children’s Spirituality.

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