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Exploring Spirituality and Culture in Adult and Higher Education

reviewed by Ross Keating - 2004

coverTitle: Exploring Spirituality and Culture in Adult and Higher Education
Author(s): Elizabeth J. Tisdell
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787957232, Pages: 294, Year: 2003
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Tisdell’s work shows that spirituality, as an idea, or rather as a potentially transformative force in adult and higher education, is an idea or force whose time has come. What’s persuasive about her approach is that she keeps within the bounds of individual life stories to make her points and at times discloses her own personal experience.   She never strays too far from life itself, grounded as it always is within a specific socio-cultural context. The stories are drawn from thirty-one participants (twenty-two women and nine men) who are educators working in higher and adult education and who have to deal with cultural issues in their classes. What distinguishes them from other educators is that they each see spirituality, although they each define it differently, as a foundational influence in their personal lives and work, to such an extent, that it is integral to their self-identity and authenticity.   One of the issues, which Tisdell signals early on in her work, is how to draw upon the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 225-227
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11207, Date Accessed: 7/29/2021 8:59:31 PM

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  • Ross Keating
    Australian Catholic University
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    ROSS KEATING is a lecturer at Australian Catholic University. His primary interest is spirituality in the classroom. Currently, he is developing a text designed to present traditional wisdom statements and stories, and spiritual themes in a creative and engaging manner, suitable for teachers, nurses, and other professionals working in an Australian multicultural setting.
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