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Children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Primary and Early Years

Second Edition

January 2008 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
The second edition of this popular text has been revised and updated to include the new Professional Standards needed to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Tackling these elusive but fundamental aspects of children's development, this text places the importance of spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding in a cross-curricular context. It directly links between children's attainment and the wider aspects of personal development, beliefs and values, explaining the environment in which learning flourishes and demonstrating how trainees can promote this in their teaching. In addition, it helps enrich the trainee teacher's experience, laying firm foundations for their continuing professional development.
Why is spiritual, moral, social and cultural development important?
What does spiritual development involve?
What does moral development involve?
What does social development involve?
What does cultural development involve?
How does spiritual, moral, social and cultural development fit in with the rest of children's learning?
Approaching spiritual, moral, social and cultural development throughout the curriculum
Approaching spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in the classroom
Integrating spiritual, moral, social and cultural development with your own professional development
Creating environments to encourage spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

"This book is excellent- well written and at just the right level for trainee teachers..." - Cathie Holden (Associate Professor, University of Exeter"

Excellent resource.

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, Winchester University
May 21, 2015

Very useful in class, great to reference from to support work for inclusive practice

Mrs Lisa Lawlor
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
May 12, 2014

This text will enable the students to enhance their understanding of the key concepts related to children’s' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It will highlight key aspects of these areas and enable them transfer this knowledge to their studies of the holistic nature that Physical Education has to offer the individual child in Early Years and Primary settings; the physical literacy of the individual being a crucial element to their individual growth and development.

Mrs Alison Carney
Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 21, 2013

This book was pertinent to the PSHE elemnt of the course and compliments the RE PGCE module well. I found it to be of limited use on my module but suggested a chapter for my students to read under the further readings in module booklet.

Ms Jane Noble
Early years and primary, Institute of Education
July 16, 2013


Sue Parker
Early Years, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
February 8, 2013

this book really helped the students as one of their units was all about Spiritual and Moral development. They thanked me for giving them the resource and they asked the library to get some copies in. A few said that they would purchase this as it was a great resource.

Miss Naomi Whale
childcare, City of Bath College
December 9, 2012

A good informative read for educational students. A contrast to the other contemporary writes on this subject such as Kate Adams and Rebecca Nye. More needs to be written on this aspect of development in context of earlyyears

Ms Carol Lloyd
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
January 23, 2012