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South African Journal of Education

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Abstract

KLERK-LUTTIG, Jeanette de. Spirituality in the workplace: a reality for South African teachers?. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.4, pp. 505-517. ISSN 0256-0100.

In this article I identify the concept spirituality as an often neglected dimension of the lives of teachers in South Africa. The concept spirit is elucidated and, from the various definitions, criteria of spirituality are distilled. The spirituality of teachers in South Africa is viewed in the light of these criteria. Thereafter I speculate on the various reasons why a condition of spiritual stuntedness seems to be prevalent among many teachers in South Africa and conclude with suggestions on how to counteract the spiritual stuntedness of teachers, so that their spiritual dimension is acknowledged and developed in the workplace.

Keywords : connectedness; meaning; spirituality; spiritual stuntedness; transcendence; wholeness.

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