David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Education 33 (1):87-95 (2004)
New Zealand has had free, state, secular education since 1877, but just what is meant by secularism is changing. Since the 1980s the growth of Maori education initiatives has mushroomed and these place emphasis on Maori values and beliefs, including spirituality. In addition, in 1999 a definition and statement on spirituality appeared in the health and physical education national curriculum document. This statement referred to values, beliefs, meaning and purpose. It also incorporated a Maori model of well?being which places the spiritual alongside other dimensions of humanity. This article explores the concept of spirituality in secular schooling in New Zealand. Some influences from Maori culture are explored with particular reference to values, ethical decision?making and spirituality. Interviews with Maori teachers highlight how moral decisions often reflect spiritual beliefs and practices. It is argued that schooling has a moral obligation to reflect indigenous values if understanding, respect and cultural identity are to be promoted and cherished. It is also suggested that spirituality challenges what we have traditionally considered as learning at school
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Georgina Stewart (2011). Science in the Māori-Medium Curriculum: Assessment of Policy Outcomes in Pūtaiao Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (7):724-741.
Robert Keith Shaw & Dan Love (2007). A Heideggerian Analysis in the Teaching of Science to Maori Students. He Kupu 1 (3):31-43.
Elizabeth Rata (2012). Theoretical Claims and Empirical Evidence in Maori Education Discourse. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (10):1060-1072.
Edwina Pio (2011). Relational Well-Being and Wealth: Māori Businesses and an Ethic of Care. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 98 (1):153 - 169.
Simon Robinson (2007). Spirituality, Ethics, and Care. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
James Giordano (2008). Spirituality, Suffering, and the Self. Mind and Matter 6 (2):179-191.
John Bishop (2010). Secular Spirituality and the Logic of Giving Thanks. Sophia 49 (4):523-534.
Chellie Spiller, Edwina Pio, Lijijana Erakovic & Manuka Henare (2011). Wise Up: Creating Organizational Wisdom Through an Ethic of Kaitiakitanga. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 104 (2):223-235.
Georgina Stewart (2011). The Extra Strand of the Māori Science Curriculum. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (10):1175-1182.
Robert Keith Shaw (2009). The Nature of Democratic Decision Making and the Democratic Panacea. Policy Futures in Education 7 (3):340-348.
Fiona Cram, Hazel Phillips, Bevan Tipene-Matua, Murray Parsons & Katrina Taupo (2004). A 'Parallel Process'? Beginning a Constructive Conversation About a Mäori Methodology. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 1 (1):14-19.
Carl Te Hira Mika (2012). Overcoming ‘Being’ in Favour of Knowledge: The Fixing Effect of ‘Mātauranga. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (10):1080-1092.
John Patterson (1994). Maori Environmental Virtues. Environmental Ethics 16 (4):397-409.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads13 ( #189,581 of 1,724,890 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #349,164 of 1,724,890 )
How can I increase my downloads?