Finding a moral homeground: appropriately critical religious education and transmission of spiritual values
Thanissaro, Phra Nicholas. (2010) Finding a moral homeground: appropriately critical religious education and transmission of spiritual values. International Journal of Children's Spirituality, Vol.15 (No.2). pp. 175-187. ISSN 1364-436X
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1364436X.2010.502223
Values-inspired issues remain an important part of the British school curriculum. Avoiding moral relativism while fostering enthusiasm for spiritual values and applying them to non-curricular learning such as school ethos or children's home lives are challenges where spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development might benefit from leadership by critical religious education (RE). Whether the school's model of spirituality is that of an individual spiritual tradition (schools of a particular religious character) or universal pluralistic religiosity (schools of plural religious character), the pedagogy of RE thought capable of leading SMSC development would be the dialogical approach with examples of successful implementation described by Gates, Ipgrave and Skeie. Marton's phenomenography, is thought to provide a valuable framework to allow the teacher to be appropriately critical in the transmission of spiritual values in schools of a particular religious character as evidenced by Hella's work in Lutheran schools.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Religious education -- Great Britain, Moral development -- Great Britain, Spiritual life, Education -- Social aspects -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Children's Spirituality|
|Official Date:||May 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 175-187|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Dhammakāya International Society of the United Kingdom (DISUK), Poonum, Wanjai|
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