Date of Submission

12-2005

Abstract

This qualitative research study aimed to identify, through classroom observation and conversation, some characteristics of children's spirituality in Australian Catholic primary schools. In the context of this study, spirituality was described as an essential human trait. While much of the recent literature in the field describes spirituality in terms of connectedness and relationality, in this study spirituality was described as a movement towards Ultimate Unity (de Souza, 2004a, 2004b), whereby at the deepest and widest levels of connectedness, an individual's true Self may experience unity with Other. Spirituality was also described as the outward expression of such unity in terms of how one acts towards Other.

School/Institute

School of Religious Education

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

379 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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