This edited collection addresses the growing need for ideas and methods conducive to holistic educational practices and aims to encourage more personal growth in students too often distracted by the background noise of war, violence, racism, and environmental deterioration. The contributors are working teachers and professors who have integrated a degree of spirituality into a wide range of classes in both urban and rural settings across the US. This ground breaking collection will provide practical advice about how to implement an ethical and spiritual curriculum while avoiding religious dogmatism.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 15 mm
Teaching with Joy: Educational Practices for the Twenty-First Century was truly a joy for me to read. I highly recommend the book to teachers who are searching to create learning communities at any level in the educational structure. -- Carol S. Kestler, founding director, Arts Genesis, Inc., Tucson, AZ
While written primarily for those who teach college undergraduates, the book discusses techniques that could be adapted for use with high school students....very readable chapters....Recommended. * CHOICE, May 2007 *
The chapters in this volume describe counter-cultural, mindful, often surprising, and sometimes moving approaches to teaching. It will be a unique contribution to the field of education, a source of nourishment to those of us hungry for literature in our field that recognizes the holistic nature of teaching and learning. -- Kami Day, associate professor of English, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS