To be wise and kind: a Buddhist community engagement with Victorian state primary schools

Smith, Sue Erica (2010) To be wise and kind: a Buddhist community engagement with Victorian state primary schools. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

This is a case study of the development of the Buddhist Education in Victorian Schools program in state primary schools. It is located alongside the theoretical and policy frameworks of Australian state schooling and a growing but disparate international movement that is applying meditative techniques and principles with roots in the Buddha- Dharma in secular and pluralist education. The meta-ethics of wisdom and compassion, it is argued, are the foundation for spiritual education, personal development and positively engaged citizenship in the Dharma. These are also and congruent with the intrinsic aims of education.

Additional Information

Appendices 10 (Discovering Buddha) and 11 (the film Buddhist education in Victorian schools) are available on CD-ROM and DVD from the Library

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15538
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2204 Religion and Religious Traditions
Current > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords Victoria, primary education, Buddhist education, Buddhist Education in Victorian Schools program, meditation
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