This research examines the relationship between spirituality and effective teaching. The purpose is to better understand the connections between spirituality and teaching: how participants choose the career of teaching, how it affects their teaching and also how it affects their students. Clarifying and defining spirituality, the researcher conducts a series of individual interviews with teacher educators at both private and public institutions of higher education. The results indicate a correlation between a personís religious or non-religious spirituality and their choice of teaching as a career. A personís spirituality is a major part of their decision to teach as well as how they teach. This is a limited survey. A broader base study including other area colleges and other aspects of teaching is needed to more firmly identify and establish the connection between education and spirituality.
|Presenter:||Arthur Newman (Roberts Wesleyan College) -- firstname.lastname@example.org
|Topic:||Education - Poster Session|
|Location:||Edwards Hall Lobby|
|Time:||9 am (Session I)|