International Handbook of Education for Spirituality, Care and Wellbeing

  • Marian de Souza
  • Leslie J. Francis
  • James O’Higgins-Norman
  • Daniel Scott

Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marian de Souza, Leslie J. Francis, James O’Higgins-Norman, Daniel G. Scott
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality: Implications for Education and Wellbeing – An Introduction

  4. The Role of Spirituality in Human Development and Identity: An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-274
    2. C. Glenn Cupit
      Pages 291-309
    3. Mollie Painton
      Pages 365-380
    4. Daniel G. Scott
      Pages 453-467
    5. Ann M. Trousdale
      Pages 491-506
    6. Kevin S. Reimer, Alvin C. Dueck, Lauren V. Adelchanow, Joseph D. Muto
      Pages 507-523
  5. The Spiritual Dimension in Educational Programs and Environments to Promote Holistic Learning andWellbeing: An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 525-532
    2. Zehavit Gross
      Pages 563-579
    3. John P. Miller
      Pages 581-592
    4. Joyce Bellous
      Pages 693-713
    5. Peter Schreiner
      Pages 753-770

About this book


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.


Biografie Religion care and wellbeing education identity religion/religiosity spirituality

Editors and affiliations

  • Marian de Souza
    • 1
  • Leslie J. Francis
    • 2
  • James O’Higgins-Norman
    • 3
  • Daniel Scott
    • 4
  1. 1.National School of Religious EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia
  2. 2.Warwick Inst. EducationUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  3. 3.School of Education StudiesDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  4. 4.School of Child & Youth CareUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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