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Wilkin, Richard – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Research by Grace, G. R. (2002. "Catholic Schools: Mission, Markets, and Morality." London: Routledge/Falmer) and Wilkin, R. 2014. ("'Interpreting the Tradition': A Research Report." "International Studies in Catholic Education" 6 (2): 164-177) has drawn attention to the importance of spiritual capital amongst…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, School Administration, Middle Management, Spiritual Development
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Coll, Niall – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
A strong current in contemporary Catholic thought¬†-- the theology of interreligious or interfaith dialogue¬†-- stresses the importance of dialogue and collaboration with followers of other world faiths. This article proposes that religious education in Catholic schools, particularly at post-primary level, needs to engage more with this theological…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Intergroup Relations, Dialogs (Language)
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Shaw, Alan – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
Voluntary-aided faith schools exhibit a unique combination of characteristics that is not shared by other state-funded schools in England including responsibility for admissions, employment of staff (including the right to prioritise on the basis of faith), control of the RE curriculum, ownership of the premises, and funding from and being part of…
Descriptors: Catholics, Jews, Instructional Leadership, Volunteers
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Arthur, James; Harrison, Tom; Davison, Ian – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This article reports on an innovative empirical research project, using a quasi-experimental trial, in which 9-11-year-olds learned about character and virtues through the exploration of four classic stories. The overall aim of the programme was to enhance virtue literacy. Virtue literacy is defined as the knowledge, understanding and application…
Descriptors: Catholics, Foreign Countries, Churches, Research Reports
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Morris, Andrew B. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
In recent years, the social benefits (or otherwise) of faith-based schools within the state-maintained system have become a matter for public discussion. Following the introduction of a new statutory duty placed on the governing bodies of maintained schools in England under section 38 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Benefits, Religious Education, Standards
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Richardson, Christopher – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
The differing theological perspectives evident in the literature on Catholic schools and education suggest those who appoint headteachers in Catholic schools may need to know more about candidates than that they are practising Catholics. This paper summarises a doctoral research project aimed at identifying the dominant theological motifs that…
Descriptors: Catholics, Catholic Educators, Principals, Catholic Schools
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McCann, Joseph – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
This article is an account of the actions and achievements, i.e. the "contribution", of the Ireland Province of the Vincentian Congregation, known officially as "the Congregation of the Mission", in respect of Catholic education in Ireland and England. The approach is, first, to outline the motives and intentions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Institutional Mission, Religious Organizations
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Arthur, James – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
This article offers a critical policy analysis of the curriculum within English Catholic maintained schools. It highlights one of the policy challenges faced by the Catholic Church in England, that is to say, the reconstruction of a "Catholic" curriculum. Drawing on the author's research it outlines the historical context of policy…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Christianity, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Casson, Ann – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
One of the many challenges that English Catholic secondary schools face in an increasingly secular and plural society is to maintain the Catholicity of their schools. The celebration of Mass in school may function as a means of maintaining the memory of the Catholic faith tradition. In this article the experience of Mass in school is examined…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Secondary School Students, Religious Factors, Ethnography