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Cultivating the spirit : how college can enhance students' inner lives

Author: Alexander W Astin; Helen S Astin; Jennifer A Lindholm
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book is predicated on the belief that the spiritual development of college students has been largely ignored in our colleges and universities, despite the importance of spiritual matters to young people in their quest to lead integrated lives. Thus, while academics are understandably proud of their "outer" accomplishments in the fields of science, medicine, technology, and commerce, colleges and universities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Astin, Alexander W.
Cultivating the spirit.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2011
(DLC) 2010028491
(OCoLC)617508845
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander W Astin; Helen S Astin; Jennifer A Lindholm
ISBN: 9780470875698 0470875690
OCLC Number: 700700382
Description: 1 online resource (243 p.)
Contents: Why spirituality matters --
Assessing spiritual and religious qualities --
Spiritual quest: the search for meaning and purpose --
Equanimity --
Spirituality in practice: caring for and about others --
The religious life of college students --
Religious struggle and skepticism --
How spiritual growth affects educational and personal development --
Higher education and the life of the spirit.
Responsibility: Alexander W. Astin, Helen S. Astin, Jennifer A. Lindholm.

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Based on extensive research with college students and faculty, this book shows that cultivating the spirit, besides being an important goal in itself, also improves other key academic and  Read more...
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