Empty wells: how well are we doing at spiritual well-being?

Elton-Chalcraft, Sally (2002) Empty wells: how well are we doing at spiritual well-being? International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 7 (3). pp. 309-328. Item availability may be restricted.

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This paper presents ten teachers' perceptions of spirituality and considers how these can be categorized. A small research project, recently undertaken, is described. Teachers' stories are contextualised with biographical details, and are presented within a framework of four dimensions of Spirituality (the inner, the social and moral, the environmental and the transcendental) and Spirituality is defined metaphorically as a hologram with four dimensions. I argue that by viewing spirituality in four broad dimensions the bland consensus definition can be avoided resulting in rich fulfilling opportunities for developing children's own unique and varied spiritualities.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Children's Spirituality
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for Association for Children's Spirituality
ISSN: 1469-8455
Departments: Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2018 07:08
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/565

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