Quality Education

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökcin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Spirituality for Sustainable, Inclusive, and Equitable Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_31-1



While many specific religions and spiritualities promote education, some traditions can at times restrict educational opportunities for some members and promote discord and show little concern for promoting the health of the individual, the wider society or the natural environment (Estanek 2006). More generalized approaches to spirituality can promote a more equitable and inclusive education as they describe a universal capacity within humans to reflect on one’s inner life, connections to others, and existential concerns. Fisher (2001) uses the term spirituality in this way to describe “the fundamental dimension of people’s overall health and well-being, permeating and integrating all ...dimensions of health (i.e. the physical, mental, emotional, social and vocational)” (p. 100). Spirituality is particularly useful in education for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CHC Higher EducationBrisbane/CarindaleAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Petra Molthan-Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK