The Importance Of Spirituality In Education

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Educational system is always seen as a paradigm for attaining economic soundness and organizational effectiveness. That’s why; many developing nations put a great emphasis on its educational process as a step towards their prospective development (Alzaroo & Hunt, 2003). Egypt is one of the developing countries that have tried to use education as a mechanism for accelerating its potential to reach the level of developed country (Mahrous & kortam, 2012).However, Egypt is currently facing a serious problem that affects the whole educational process; the majority of its teachers are leaving governmental schools in search for better work opportunities in the private sector and gulf countries.
Many teachers claim that besides their low salaries,
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Also, spirituality is much more personal, but religiosity is much more communal. Malik and Naeem (2010) add that workplace spirituality is characterized as open-minded, whereas religiosity is viewed as close-minded and it excludes those who don’t follow the same religion and don’t share the same beliefs. According to Gupta et al (2014) spirituality can be discussed but religiosity is inappropriate subject for discussion at the…show more content…
On one hand, spirituality may be defined as a consistent trial to find an ultimate being (Heschel, 1955). Roof (2015) defines it as “the personal relationship or experience with god or the divine that informs an individual’s existence and shapes their meaning, purpose, and mission in daily life. It does not need to encompass religion nor does it by nature exclude religion”. On the other hand, Ashmos and Duchon (2000) define workplace spirituality as “the recognition that employees have an inner life that nourishes and is nourished by meaningful work that takes place in the context of community”. It could be also defined as” a framework of organizational values evidenced in the culture that promote employees’ experience of transcendence through the work process, facilitating their sense of being connected to others in a way that provides feelings of completeness and joy “(Jurkiewicz & Giacalone, 2004).
So, workplace spirituality is about connectedness (Daniel, 2014). Harrington (2004) sees that spirituality in workplace is about employees who have a same sense of purpose and meaning in their work. The concept also indicates that employees can fulfill their spirits through work (Gupta et al, 2014). That’s why spiritual transformation is vital, not only because of its collaboration to employees’ personal growth, but also because of its ability to build a psychological contract between employer and employee by

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