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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Spirituality and Effective Teaching: A Survey of Teacher Educators

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) --
Topic: Education - Poster Session
Location: Edwards Hall Lobby
Time: 9 am (Session I)