Young Children And Spirituality

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Author: Barbara Kimes Myers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136670793
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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.

Dakota

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Author: Kathleen Norris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618127245
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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.

Faith In Children

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Author: Roberta R. Owens
Publisher: Providence House Pub
ISBN: 9781577363859
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Faith In Children by Roberta R. Owens


Original Title: Faith In Children

Faith in Children provides a beautiful and inspiring collection of stories and wisdom from families, teachers, and directors in faith-based preschools and child care centers. With chapters written by more than twenty educators and parents, the collection honors those who provide children with nurturing and enriching learning environments, and encourages others to do the same. Divided into sections on different themes such as peace, service, and celebration, each chapter includes stories and is followed by challenging ideas for discussion and action. Filled with insight from experienced leaders and teachers, Faith in Children demonstrates how to actively incorporate the principles of faith in preschool settings.

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.

Spirituality Education Society

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Author: Njoki N. Wane
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460916031
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Spirituality Education Society by Njoki N. Wane


Original Title: Spirituality Education Society

Spirituality, education and society: An integrated approach argues the value of spirituality in education as a way to address the lived experiences and personal knowledge of students, with the goal of creating a more holistic, transformative educational process. This edited volume has a wide array of viewpoints which all point to the importance of spirituality in the authors’ personal lives, their communities and society at large. Spirituality is conceptualised as a base from which to challenge dominant forms of knowing, while in the process being able to center and engage with an important aspect of the student that has been missing from current evaluations – their spiritual selves.Within the diversity of this volume it becomes evident that spirituality cannot be confined to a singular definition and that educators must be willing to create spaces to foster spiritual growth and exploration if we are to break away from the commoditized, disempowering system that is so dominant today. This edited collection is a valuable resource for students, practitioners, educators and administrators who wish to engage in transformational schooling. Its multidisciplinary approach engages ideas around critical pedagogy, sociology of education, and inclusive schooling. There is an increasing need for exploring novel paradigms of studying education in the context of the dynamics that straddle social, economic and technological processes that have come to characterize the world in recent years. This book is a timely contribution in this respect as its focus transcends hitherto applied approaches that depend largely on western orientation. The book breaks new grounds in studying education and society that find significant relevance in societies that are marginalized by the dominant western understanding. The authors draw from the rich heritage of spirituality that is akin to the non-western social paradigms to develop a rigorous but creative concept of schooling. I am sure practitioners, researchers and students of education will find it a valuable source of practical and theoretical information that would widen their horizon of understanding of sociology of education. - Tom Mongare Ndege, PhD, Moi University, Kenya The editors have compiled a brilliant collection of essays. Each piece of scholarly work shows how spirituality is a paramount part of our everyday lives and is connected to teaching, learning, living and healing. This is a timely and most relevant work that is sure to spur critical dialogue and discussion. This collection shows that while the spirit may be wounded it can never be broken. - Erica Neeganagwedgin, PhD, University of Toronto

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