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Spirituality, Truth, and Education

  • Elise L. Chu
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Part of the Curriculum Studies Worldwide book series (CSWW)

Abstract

This review of literature explores significant issues related to spirituality, truth, and education, including emerging spiritual tensions in society, the concepts of spirituality, the distinction between religion and spirituality, significant epistemological concerns over education, the concept of truth and its relationship to education. Drawing mainly on the works of Dwayne Huebner, Parker Palmer, and John Miller, it identifies openness to the transcendent and a non-dualistic worldview as two of the most prominent aspects of spiritual truth that can counter absolutism and objectivism. The relationship between truth and education is then explored in light of Martin Heidegger’s interpretation of Plato’s allegory of the cave.

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  • Elise L. Chu
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  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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