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Virtual Field Experience Multicultural Journal EntryDanielle VaughanLiberty University-School of Behavioral ScienceCOSC660: Principles of School CounselingDr. Tamika HibbertJune 20, 2021
Component #1: Spirituality as a Cultural ComponentWhen you think about one’s culture, you usually think about their ethnicity, traditions andcustoms, but a person’s culture also includes their spirituality as well. Spirituality can help give meaning and purpose to someone’s life and in turn can dictate how they live and experience theirlife on a day to day basis. I think spirituality can provide the “why” for some people. Religion isalso considered a part of an individual’s culture and while spirituality is not necessarily synonymous with religion I believe a person’s spirituality can be achieved through religion. So itwould seem that if we consider religion a part of an individual’s culture we should also include spirituality. One’s religion or spirituality can be the driving force in their life and provide them with a purpose. Both Oaks Christian School and Trinity Christian School () provide their students with Christian foundation and exploration that helps them achieve academically. One of the things that really stuck with me after watching one of Trinity’s videos was a teacher mentioning that they teach their children that what God saidis the truth and that that has purpose and in turn that gives them and their learning purpose. Bothschools have found a way to reach children, teach them to seek God and then use that to achieve greatness in different academic areas, athletics, in the arts, and in life. I believe this virtual field experience helps me to better understand the importance of one’s spirituality and how impactful their spirituality can be in their lives. Both of these schools are creating amazing opportunities for thousands of children and their families.

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