Weaving the Future in Holistic Education: Key Principles and Implications for Serving Todays Troubled Youths and FamiliesKaili C. Zhang*
Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zhang KC
Senior Lecturer in Education
Unitec Institute of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 23, 2016; Accepted date: September 30, 2016; Published date: October 10, 2016
Citation: Zhang KC (2016) Weaving the Future in Holistic Education: Key Principles and Implications for Serving Todays Troubled Youths and Families. Abnorm Behav Psychol 2:126. doi: 10.4172/2472-0496.1000126
Copyright: © 2016 Zhang KC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The main aim of holistic education is to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning. Unfortunately, many of today’s modern societies appear to focus on the pursuit of material possessions and career advancement. Arguing that spiritual growth is part and parcel of the personal, social and emotional development, education and care of youths, this paper present some key principals for educators and other professionals working with troubled youths and their families. It concludes that the well-being of our spiritual life not only goes a long way toward overcoming the sense of fragmentation and alienation that so many of our students feel, but will also helps our next generation lead more meaningful lives.