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The Spirit of the School.

Author/Creator:
Stern, Julian.
Publication:
London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (225 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Education.
Schools.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Recent interest in personalized learning and the issues raised by Every Child Matters have led to renewed enthusiasm for the more personal and holistic aspects of schooling. This fascinating monograph draws on empirical evidence from schools across the world to answer key questions such as:- What is the spirit of the school? - How does it differ from school ethos? - What can teachers and pupils do to contribute to the spirit of the school? Drawing heavily on research into learning theories (from the social constructivist tradition), community (from the philosophy of John Macmurray) and dialogue (from the philosophy of Martin Buber), Julian Stern's unique#65533; and illuminating book will stimulate fresh thinking about spiritual education.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction: exploring humanity, spirituality and religions in school
The project
Spirituality to and into dualism
After dualism
Spirituality overcoming dualism
Defining spirituality again
Policy on the spiritual
Spirituality, religion and ethos
Researching humanity: community, learning, and dialogue
The structure of the book
Chapter 2: School communities and the possibility of friendship
Introduction
Community
Friendship
Friendship, freedom and fear
Friendship and irreplaceability
Friendship and difference and inequality
The spirit of the schools
Close to me
Working together: friends in deed
Conclusion
Chapter 3: Learning together in the creative school
Introduction: inclusion and creativity
The meaning of inclusion
The meaning of creativity
Inclusive learning
Weak inclusion
Strong inclusion
Inclusion of the curriculum and of people
Making sense: the spirit of creativity
Agency, originality and value
Creativity, discipline and authenticity
The spirit of the schools
Inclusion in and out of groups
Made up
Conclusion
Chapter 4: Monologue or dialogue? Stepping away from the abyss
Introduction
Dialogue and duellism
Existential vocationalism and abysmal dialogue
Lessons in dialogue
Dialogue within and beyond schools
The spirit of the schools
Dialogue within the school: silence and being there
Dialogue beyond the school: dead hamsters
Conclusion for persons
Chapter 5: 'Great-souled' schooling and the spirit of the leader
Introduction
Avoiding loneliness
Solitude and privacy for school leaders
Crafty leadership
From virtuosity to virtue: magnanimity and humility
Conclusion.
Chapter 6: Conclusion: understanding and promoting the spirit of the school
Introduction
The virtue and value of research
Vicious research, stealing or ignoring souls
Bad poetry
Virtuous research
The virtue of sincerity
The virtues of humility, modesty and openness to criticism
The virtues of respect, courage and trust
The virtues of kindness and truthfulness
Valuable research
Hoping for the spirit of the school
Defining the spirit of the school
What more is needed to promote the spirit of the school?
Appendix: The Spirit of the School methodology and toolkit
Introduction
Guidance to participants
The Salmon Line
What is typically said?
Friendship, membership and thought circles
Interview questions
Additional information for adult participants
Additional information for pupils
Information about you: staff
Information about you: pupils
Consent form for institutions/organisations
Consent form for individual adults
Consent form for the parents/carers of individual young people
Consent form for individual young people
Research schedule: questions and activities
Bibliography
Index
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N
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Stern, Julian The Spirit of the School
ISBN:
9781441149145
9781441136374
OCLC:
893334554