Compassion Development in Higher Education

Volume
Volume 43
Issue
Summer 2015
Title
Compassion Development in Higher Education
Abstract

Many schools of psychology and religious studies intend to promote the cultivation of compassion. Compassion is currently an integral area of study in psychology, religious studies, and higher education, specifically in faith-based higher education. While secular universities in the United States strive to generate disciplinary-based knowledge through scholarship, their ability to promote students’ use of the information they are learning to create positive social change has typically lagged. Conscious of the magnitude of today’s global issues and dissatisfied with the current disparity between the world’s reality and university curricula, scholars have begun to re-imagine the role of higher education in forming the leaders who will face our most exigent problems. The present article reviews how compassion can be integrated into university curriculum, specifically in faith-based institutions. The article also discusses how compassion can be measured throughout the course of undergraduates’ careers.

Authors
R.N. Rashedi, Dr. T.G. Plante and E.S. Callister
Pages
131 - 139
Price
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