Parks, Sharon Daloz, 1942-

Big questions, worthy dreams : mentoring emerging adults in their search for meaning, purpose, and faith / Sharon D. Parks. - Rev. ed. - San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2011. - xiv, 338 p. ; 24 cm. - Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series . - Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-317) and indexes.

Emerging adulthood in a changing world: potential and vulnerability -- The deep motion of life: composing meaning, purpose, and faith -- Becoming at home in the universe: a developmental process -- It matters how we think -- It all depends... -- ...On belonging -- Imagination: the core of learning and the heart of leadership -- The gifts of mentorship and a mentoring environment -- Higher education as mentor -- Culture as mentor -- Coda: mentoring communities -- Professional education and the professions -- The workplace -- Travel -- Families -- Religious faith communities -- Media -- Social movements.

"Building on the foundation she established with her ground-breaking book, The Critical Years, Parks invites us to take up responsibility for providing thoughtful mentorship and mentoring environments during the wilderness years of young adulthood. In this updated edition she addresses recent current events: violence in our culture, smart phones, mixed spirituality/religious identities, social media/networking, the economic crisis, changing racial identity, cultural shifts and other forces shaping the narrative of young adulthood today. She provides concrete ways of employing the theory in different types of mentoring communities, more on the relationship between meaning-making (faith/religion/spirituality) and disciplinary learning and includes new (and more timely) stories and illustrations"--

9780470903797 (hardback) 0470903791 (hardback) 9781118113844 (ebk) 1118113845 (ebk) 9781118113851 (ebk) 1118113853 (ebk) 9781118113868 (ebk) 1118113861 (ebk)


015820694 Uk

Religious education of young people
Young adults--Religious life.
Faith development

BL42 / .P37 2011

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