The Issue of De-Spiritualization in Education

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


This introductory chapter initially explores education’s de-spiritualization, its roots in the inappropriate reliance on classical science and the associated worldview, and the dire consequences of this phenomenon. The development of new science reminds us of the profundity and believability of spiritual wisdom and shed light on a new direction of educational thinking. Identifying the threads of continuity between Buddhism and quantum physics, this book seeks the possibility that the intersection of these two branches of thought might provide a broadened perspective for deliberating the nature of human existence, the meaning and significance of life, and the essence and purpose of education, and might lead to the identification of powerful tools for curriculum design. Based on this contemplation, this book explores the potentiality of the curriculum as an experience of consciousness transformation.


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

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