Spiritual development and cultural context in the lives of women adult educators for social change

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a qualitative research study where the purpose was to examine the spiritual development of a multicultural group of women adult educators who are teaching for social justice and are motivated to do so because of their spiritual commitments. Findings reveal 4 themes of spiritual development. It may be described as a spiral process of moving beyond and re-membering spiritual values and symbols of the culture of origin, it includes a deepening awareness and honoring of the Lifeforce, it facilitates authentic identity development, and it requires social action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-140
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Adult Development
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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