Author Biographies.- General Introduction.- SECTION 1: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND WELLBEING; LESLIE J. FRANCIS.- Introduction; Leslie J. Francis.- 1. Ways of studying the psychology of religion and spirituality; Ralph W. Hood.- 2. Measuring religiousness and spirituality: Issues, existing measures, and the implications for education and wellbeing; Peter C. Hill & Lauren E. Maltby.- 3. Examining religious and spiritual development during childhood and adolescence; Chris J. Boyatzis.- 4. Understanding and assessing spiritual health; John Fisher.- 5. The contribution of religiousness and spirituality to subjective wellbeing and satisfaction with life; Ralph L. Piedmont.- 6. Culture, religion and spirituality in relation to psychiatric illness; Kate M. Loewenthal.- 7. Psychological type theory and religious and spiritual experience; Leslie J. Francis.- 8. Understanding the attitudinal dimensions of religion and spirituality; Leslie J. Francis.- 9. Social, religious and spiritual capitals: A psychological perspective; Christopher Baker.- 10. Mystical, religious and spiritual experiences; Ralph W. Hood.- 11. The spiritual dimensions of coping: Theoretical and practical considerations; Kenneth I. Pargament.- 12. The psychology of faith development; Jeff Astley.- 13. The psychology of prayer: A review of empirical research; Tania ap Siôn & Leslie J. Francis.- SECTION 2: THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY; DANIEL SCOTT.- Introduction; Daniel Scott.- 14. Spirituality and mental health: the mystery of healing; David Tacey.- 15. The dynamics of spiritual development; C. Glenn Cupit.- 16. Does positive psychology have a soul for adolescence; Paul King.- 17. Voices of global youth on spirituality and spiritual development: Preliminary findings from a grounded theory study; Elisabeth M. Kimball, Marc Mannes & Angela Hackel.- 18. Moment to moment spirituality in early childhood education; Mindy Upton.- 19. Childrens' spiritual intelligence; Mollie Painton.- 20. In search of the spiritual: Adolescent transitions as portals to the spirit self; Peter J. Perkins.- 21. Reflections for spiritual development in adolescents; Charlene Tan.- 22. Developing contemplative capacities in childhood and adolescence: A rationale and overview; Aoestre Johnson.- 23. The contribution of spirituality to "becoming a self" in child and youth services; Douglas Magnuson.- 24. Coming of age as a spiritual task in adolescence; Daniel Scott.- 25. Youthful peak-experiences in cross cultural perspective: Implications for educators and counsellors; Edward Hoffman & Fernando Ortiz.- 26. Peak experiences explored through literature; Ann M. Trousdale.- 27. Developing spiritual identity: retrospective accounts from muslim, jewish, and christian exemplars; Kevin Reimer, Alvin Dueck, Lauren Adelchanow & Joseph Muto.- SECTION 3: THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ENVIRONMENTS TO PROMOTE HOLISTIC LEARNING AND WELLBEING; MARIAN DE SOUZA.- Introduction; Marian de Souza.- 28. Educating for evolving consciousness: Voicing the emergency for love life and wisdom; Jennifer Gidley.- 29. A quest for the realm of spirituality; Zehavit Gross.- 30. Education and eros; John P. Miller.- 31. Awareness and compassion for the education of enlightenment; Yoshiharu Nakagawa.- 32. Towards a reclaimed framework of 'knowing' in spirituality and education for the promotion of holistic learning and wellbeing - kataphatic and apophatic ways of knowing; Peter Mudge.- 33. Whence wisdom? Human development as a mythic search for meaning; Inna Semetsky.- 34. Reconnecting with earth: Ecospirituality as the missing dimension in spirituality and sustainability education; Caroline Smith.- 35. Promoting wholeness and wellbeing in education: Exploring aspects of the spiritual dimension; Marian de Souza.- 36. How then shall we teach?; Joyce E Belllous.- 37. Cultivation of mindfulness: Promoting holistic learning and wellbein
Acknowledging and understanding spiritual formation is vital in contemporary education. This book explores the dynamic relationship between education and wellbeing. It examines the theory underpinning the practice of education in different societies where spirituality and care are believed to be at the heart of all educational experiences. The book recognizes that, regardless of the context or type of educational experience, education is a caring activity in which the development of the whole person - body, mind and spirit - is a central aim for teachers and educators in both formal and informal learning.
The chapters in this handbook present and discuss topics that focus on spirituality as an integral part of human experience and, consequently, essential to educational programs which aim to address personal and communal identity, foster resilience, empathy and compassion, and promote meaning and connectedness.
Important and timely synthesis of theory and practice in relation to wellbeing and education
Identifies the psychology of religion and spirituality in relation to education, care and wellbeing
Discusses pedagogy that addresses the spiritual dimension in learning
Explores lifelong learning as a core human activity