Young Children And Spirituality

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Author: Barbara Kimes Myers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136670793
Size: 44.18 MB
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Young Children And Spirituality by Barbara Kimes Myers


Original Title: Young Children And Spirituality

Maintaining that spiritual development is an integral element in child development, Barbara Kimes Myers provides a framework for the discussion of spirit and spirituality in the lives of children. Through her discussion of the four core conditions of a spirituality of caring, she crosses the borders of various faiths and applies her theories to a variety of practical and professional settings. Through Myers' discussion of the four core conditions of a spirituality of caring, she crosses the borders of various faiths and applies her theories to a variety of practical and professional settings, providing a common language that can be used to talk about the centrality of spirit--that which fuels development and learning. She discusses transcendence, family life, cognition, church and state, fundamentalism and multiculturalism. Her framework emerges from her understanding of the thinking of key child developmental theorists--Vygtosky, Piaget, Erikson, Gardner, Giroux and Noddings.

The Spirit Of The Child

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Author: David Hay
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424731
Size: 74.38 MB
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The Spirit Of The Child by David Hay


Original Title: The Spirit Of The Child

Spirituality is increasingly acknowledged to be an essential part of child development. David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. While culturally constructed pressures and the decline in institutional religion have led to the suppression of spiritual expression, children are, the author maintains, capable of profound and meaningful beliefs from an early age. A three-year research study into young children's spirituality and its survival value informs Hay's view that spirituality in education needs to overcome traditional approaches and should adopt a theory of spirituality that includes religion but is not confined to it. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development.

Dakota

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Author: Kathleen Norris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618127245
Size: 16.93 MB
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Dakota by Kathleen Norris


Original Title: Dakota

The celebrated author of Amazing Grace and Cloister Walk transports readers to the heart of the Great Plains, examining her heritage, religion, language, and the land itself, revealing the contradictions of small-town life on the Great Plains. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Imagination In Teaching And Learning

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Author: Kieran Egan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226190358
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Imagination In Teaching And Learning by Kieran Egan


Original Title: Imagination In Teaching And Learning

It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to be stimulated and developed in education. Yet, few teachers understand what imagination is or how it lends itself to practical methods and techniques that can be used easily in classroom instruction. In this book, Kieran Egan—winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for his work on imagination—takes up where his Teaching as Story Telling left off, offering practical help for teachers who want to engage, stimulate, and develop the imaginative and learning processes of children between the ages of eight to fifteen. This book is not about unusually imaginative students and teachers. Rather, it is about the typical student's imaginative life and how it can be stimulated in learning, how the average teacher can plan to achieve this aim, and how the curriculum can be structured to help achieve this aim. Slim and determinedly practical, this book contains a wealth of concrete examples of curriculum design and teaching techniques structured to appeal specifically to children in their middle school years.

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