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Scanlan, Martin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
Students experience a wide array of special needs, from diagnosed disabilities to cultural and linguistic barriers to traumas. Schools around the world and across public and private sectors struggle to provide optimal opportunities to learn for students experiencing special needs. Moreover, schools typically engage in these efforts in isolation…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Special Needs Students, Educational Philosophy, Disadvantaged
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Hagan, Martin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to consider how a small Catholic institute of higher education (HE) attempts to balance the broad demands of globalisation with the need to adhere to, promote and develop its foundation as a Catholic college. The paper begins with a consideration of the changes which have taken place in HE in the UK over the past 50…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Global Approach
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Paletta, Angelo; Fiorin, Italo – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
This article is based on the analysis of the responses to the questionnaires submitted for the Instrumentum Laboris 'Educating today and tomorrow. A renewing passion' and sets out to offer a synthesis of the main challenges facing Catholic education around the world, key criticalities as well as more positive aspects and the strategic and…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Barriers, Evidence, Questionnaires
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Malizia, Guglielmo – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
Two centuries have passed since the birth of Don Bosco and this occasion can be a significant opportunity for the re-launching of the Congregation in Italy. From this point of view, it is certainly important to try to identify the more relevant challenges. This article divides them into external and internal. The first come from the problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Problems, Vocational Education, Institutional Mission
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Makosa, Pawel – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
The present work aims at presenting and comparing challenges faced by religion teachers in Catholic and state schools in Poland. For that purpose, 10 religion teachers from Catholic and 10 from state high schools were interviewed. First of all, the concept of teaching religion was discussed, followed by an analysis of the Catholic schools'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, State Schools
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Byron, William J. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
The main contribution that Catholic schools can make towards the elimination of world hunger is to help their students understand the problem and then motivate them to assist as best they can once they are out of school. The basic cause of the problem is poverty. The ultimate solution is production of food in the food-deficit nations, or where…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Hunger, World Problems, School Role
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Gleeson, Jim – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This paper considers the challenges faced by contemporary Catholic Education systems with particular reference to the contrast between the prevailing neo-liberal agenda and gospel values. It explicates this contrast from the perspectives of current critiques of the influence of the new manageralism in education and relevant literature on Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Barriers
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Meyo, Obwanda Stephen – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
Pedro Arrupe was concerned about the growing attitude in which the vocation of humankind is understood as making oneself the centre of the universe, fearing that it has infiltrated into education and schools. Consequently, he set out to counteract this egoistic mindset by propounding an approach to education rooted in justice tempered with faith,…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Educational Resources, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
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Mesa, Jose – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
Jesuit education has gone to a renewal process in recent decades as a response to the Vatican Council II and the Society of Jesus's own call for renovation. This process has been conceived as part of our living tradition that began with the "Ratio Studiorum" and the opening of many schools and universities through the world in the late…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Religious Organizations, Catholics, Catholic Schools