The education and training of children is among the most meritorious acts of humankind and draweth down the grace and favour of the All-Merciful, for education is the indispensable foundation of all human excellence and alloweth man to work his way to the heights of abiding glory. ~ Abdu’l-Baha
Mining the Gems of Virtues by Linden Qualls
Successful Education Will Cultivate Virtue a Baha’i Perspective: Trustworthiness – Cooperation & Reciprocity – Love – Independent Investigation of Truth – Consultation – World Citizenship – Oneness of Humanity – Unity in Diversity
Some Baha’i Writings on Education – …Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom. ~ Baha’u’llah
The Refuge Research Collaborative – Spiritual Education for Children – The Baha’i Writings and the Child: A Research Website – For a quick look into our Approach & Discoveries see: The Refuge Research Initiative in Yellow Springs, Ohio
The Virtues Project – THE MISSION OF THE VIRTUES PROJECT IS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE OF ALL CULTURES TO REMEMBER WHO WE REALLY ARE AND TO LIVE BY OUR HIGHEST VALUES. – The Project has helped generations of parents to raise children of compassion and integrity, and educators to integrate authentic self-esteem and moral excellence into teaching, schools to create a culture of caring, safety, and excellence and leaders to encourage excellence, trustworthiness and generosity in the workplace and the community. Download a poster with 99 virtues – Virtues: The Gift of Character
Joyful Education – although no longer an active blog, there is a treasury full of rich articles here. William Barnes has written a book called Renewing the Sacred: A New Vision of Education. He currently serves on the board of directors of International Educational Initiatives, and is on the advisory board of another non-profit organization, Center for Global Integrated Education.
Joyful Education List of Articles: Title & Description of each article (started April 22, 2023 a work in progress)