A conceptual investigation into the possibility of spiritual education

Ping Ho WONG

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Three commonly mentioned aspects of the idea of spirituality are transcendence, raised awareness and spiritualism. The interrelationships among these three 'strands' of spirituality are explored. It is argued that each strand expresses itself along a continuum, ranging from the mundane to the profound. The second part of the article focuses on the education of spirituality in the senses of transcendence and raised awareness. Language learning provides a model for making sense of the process of how spirituality might 'emerge' through some dedicated practice, just as meaning is eventually grasped with the initially meaningless deployment of the verbal form. The importance of a spiritual ethos for spiritual education is highlighted. Copyright © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-85
JournalInternational Journal of Children's Spirituality
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


Wong, P. H. (2006). A conceptual investigation into the possibility of spiritual education. International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 11(1), 73-85.


  • Community
  • Raised awareness
  • Spiritual education
  • Spiritual practice
  • Spirituality
  • Transcendence


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