Ethics and Education 8 (3):241-252 (2013)

Authors
Abstract
A case is made here for a secular interpretation of spirituality to place against more orthodox religious versions which are currently gaining ground in English education as part of the government policy designed to encourage schools to apply for ‘academy’ status independent of local authority control. Given the rise of faith-based ‘free’ schools, it is important to provide a secular alternative as a foundation for morality and spirituality in the interests of maintaining state-funded institutions characterised by rationality and autonomy rather than a commitment to nurturing specific religious beliefs. After considering arguments against faith-based education, I go on to suggest a secular approach to spirituality founded on mindfulness theory and practice originating in Buddhist traditions.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1080/17449642.2013.876791
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 57,156
External links

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

Education and the Development of Reason.R. F. Dearden (ed.) - 1972 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
The Aims of Education Restated.John White - 1983 - British Journal of Educational Studies 31 (1):71-73.

View all 24 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Limits of Mindfulness: Emerging Issues for Education.Terry Hyland - 2016 - British Journal of Educational Studies 64 (1):97-117.
Mindfulness In, As and Of Education: Three Roles of Mindfulness in Education.Oren Ergas - 2019 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 53 (2):340-358.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-01-12

Total views
17 ( #589,767 of 2,411,815 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #346,023 of 2,411,815 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes