Schoonmaker, Frances, "Only Those Who See Take Off Their Shoes: Seeing the Classroom as a Spiritual Space," Teachers College Record, 111(December, 2009)., 2713-2731.


Argues for recognizing classrooms as spiritual space; offers examples from the author's own experience of teaching that illustrate students experiencing awe, wonder, and other dimensions of spirituality; suggests ways teachers and teacher educators can enhance their ability to see and facilitate the spiritual aspects of classroom learning.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Religious Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Conceptions of Teaching, Self-Knowledge, Values in the Classroom, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process


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