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International Journal of Children’s Spirituality is a peer-reviewed international journal that creates a unique interdisciplinary, interprofessional and intercultural forum. Within this forum, researchers, scholars, and reflective practitioners can share and discuss ideas and practices related to the expression and development of spirituality, as well as life and values education, in children and young people in a range of social and cultural contexts worldwide.
The International Journal of Children's Spirituality defines the concept of spirituality, as well as life and values education, broadly and inclusively, recognizing that spirituality, life and spiritual values can be understood from religious and non-religious perspectives, and expressed and studied in secular contexts as well as within religious, philosophical, psychological and sociocultural perspectives and traditions. The journal is concerned with the contextual origins of diverse definitions of spirituality, as well as life and values education, and their practical implications for personal and school development, communal well-being, social policies and organizational practices.
The International Journal of Children's Spirituality particularly welcomes contributions that:
- Explore epistemological and methodological approaches to the study of children and young people's spirituality
- Give explicit attention to children and young people's voices, experiences and relationships and their implications for life and values education
- Examine critically the values and presuppositions underpinning different forms and practices of children and young people's spirituality under the globalized and transnational contexts
- Investigate sociocultural, philosophical, psychological and/or religious assumptions in ways that respect diverse perspectives of children and young people’s spirituality
- Use critical methodologies (qualitative and/or quantitative) to frame research and reflection
- Offer comparative perspectives drawn from different cultures, traditions, and/or professional practice settings for life and values education
- Identify gaps in current knowledge and offer new agendas for research into children and young people's spirituality as well as life and values education within and across disciplines and contexts
With a new Editor and an expanded team of international consulting editors and college of reviewers, respected researchers and leaders in children’s spirituality issues and life and values education share their knowledge and insights on the most important research and practical applications.
We want you to join them and submit a manuscript to the The International Journal of Children's Spirituality.
The Editors of IJCS welcome submissions and want to hear from you! For complete guidelines on submitting a manuscript, visit the Instructions for Authors page.
Submissions are assessed for initial suitability by the editor, and are then double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.
To contact the Editor directly with submission questions, please email John C.K. Lee.