Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 22, 2015 - Education - 384 pages
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This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive resource thataddresses the growing movement for incorporating spirituality as animportant aspect of the meaning and purpose of higher education.Written by Arthur W. Chickering, Jon C. Dalton, and LeisaStamm—experts in the field of educational leadership andpolicy—Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in HigherEducation shows how to encourage increased authenticity andspiritual growth among students and education professionals byoffering alternative ways of knowing, being, and doing.

Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in HigherEducation includes a rich array of examples to guide theintegration of authenticity and spirituality in curriculum, studentaffairs, community partnerships, assessment, and policy issues.Many of these illustrative examples represent specific policies andprograms that have successfully been put in place at diverseinstitutions across the country. In addition, the authors cover thetheoretical, historical, and social perspectives on religion andhigher education and examine the implications for practice. Theyinclude the results of recent court cases that deal withchurch-state issues and offer recommendations that pose no legalbarrier to implementation.



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Framing Perspectives
List of Tables
the Religious Experience
Institutional Amplification
Getting There from Here
Planned Change and Professional
Assessing Ineffable Outcomes
Leadership for Recovering Spirit
Strengthening Moral and Spiritual Growth in College
University of MissouriColumbia Policy
Illustrative Course Syllabi
Rutgers Evaluation and Dissemination

Mission and Work of College Student Affairs
decrease among your students in spiritual concerns
Community in Higher Education
Teacher Formation Evaluation Results
Spiritual Growth Initiatives of Colleges and Universities
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About the author (2015)

Arthur W. Chickering is special assistant to the presidentof Goddard College. He is the author and coauthor of several books,including the Jossey-Bass best-selling classic, Education andIdentity, now in its second edition.

Jon C. Dalton is associate professor in educationalleadership and policy studies at Florida State University inTallahassee.

Liesa Stamm is a senior associate at Rutgers UniversityCenter for Children and Childhood Studies. She serves as a researchand planning consultant for projects in Camden, New Jersey and forinternational service learning.

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