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Integrating Buddhist doctrine into arts education

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It is vitally important in Taiwan to honour cultural subjectivity and infuse local perspectives into arts education ideology so as to nourish the human spirit in this age of globalization and social change. Cultivation of human kind, a necessary ingredient of healthy spirituality, can be achieved through an interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on core culture interwoven with artistic and humanistic pedagogy. This approach is analogous to the arts activities undertaken by Yuenchao Temple, which are grounded in Buddhist philosophy. This paper explores the Yuenchao Temple model of educating spirituality.

Keywords: Arts; Buddhism; Education; Religion; Whole-Person

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan.

Publication date: 2006-08-01

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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