Meditation in Education
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In this present day lifestyle of violence, modern industry, and 'reality-shows' on television, many feel that something is missing in the curriculum of our educational institutions. That something, according to a great many thinkers from various traditions and roles in society, might well be meditation. This paper explains that meditation has been used by both Eastern and Western religions, although it is not a religion, but rather a psychological means for contacting one's inner self or spirituality, and making peace. The paper questions whether meditation has a place in schools and whether it can it change things for the better for both students and teachers. It also questions how resistant teachers and students are to trying this method of achieving a more peaceful, workable learning environment. The paper includes a literature review on the subject, showing that many researchers have concluded a number of positive effects are possible with meditation. It shows that some have approached it from a psychological standpoint and others from a more spiritual one. Others have investigated where it fits into the paradigms teachers use to convey information and teach cognitive skills, and still others have investigated its effect on various populations of students.
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