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Spirituality in social work and education : theory, practice, and pedagogies / Janet Groen, Diana Coholic, and John R. Graham, editors
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HV530 .S65 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social service -- Religious aspects
Social work education -- Religious aspects
Physical Description vii, 273 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "Over the past ten years, the fields of social work and education have grappled separately with definitions of spirituality, with ways to integrate spirituality into the classroom, and with the rendering of spirituality as a meaningful concept for practitioners, students, and researchers. But social work and education have many commonalities in areas of engagement with children, families, and communities. For the first time, this book brings together these two professional disciplines for interdisciplinary discussions that advance our knowledge in the broad area of "spirituality." The book's three sections reflect broad topic areas created to facilitate dialogue between the contributors, all of whom have established expertise in exploring spirituality in both fields. The first section of the book explores the historical and theoretical underpinnings of spirituality in education and social work. Examination of our respective heritages uncovers the religious roots within our professions and reveals a present understanding of spirituality that calls for active engagement in challenging oppression and working toward social justice. The second section shifts the focus to the pedagogical implications of incorporating spirituality into higher-education classrooms. The differing levels of acceptance and the tensions that come from including spirituality, implicitly or explicitly, in the programs and coursework in our respective faculties are illuminated by authors in both professions. The final section explores issues related to practicing and teaching in the field from a spiritually sensitive perspective."--Publisher's website
Contents Introduction to section one: Historical and theoretical underpinnings ; For whose purposes? Examining the spirituality agenda in adult education / Leona English ; Religion and spirituality in social work academic settings / John R. Graham and Michael L. Shier ; Prisoners of the story: a role for spirituality in thinking and living our way to sustainability / John Coates ; Kindred spirits? Challenges and opportunities for the faculties of education and social work in the emerging teaching focus on spirituality / Janet Groen. -- Introduction to section 2: The pedagogy of spirituality in higher education ; Spirituality and professional education: contributions toward a shared curriculum framework / Daniel Vokey ; The ties that bind and unwind: spirituality in the secular social work classroom / Sarah Todd ; Engaging the noosphere: an integral approach to teaching spirituality online / Veronika Bohac Clarke. -- Introduction to section three: Implications for practice ; A review of spiritually sensitive and holistic social work methods: current emphases and future directions for research and practice / Diana Coholic ; Contemplative practices in teacher education: what I have learned / John P. Miller ; Toward better holistic medical education: What can we learn from spiritual healers? / Ian Winchester ... [et al.] ; Stress, coping, growth, and spirituality in grief / Susan Cadell ; The role of spirituality in mediating the trauma of social work internships / Rick Csiernik ; Concluding thoughts / Diana Coholic, Janet Groen, and John R. Graham
Alternate Author Groen, Janet, 1959-
Coholic, Diana, 1966-
Graham, John R. (John Russell), 1964-

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