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Walker, Timothy – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
This article is intended to contribute to the debate about the nature of a Catholic philosophy of education by exploring the philosophical issues involved in the apparent conflict between scientific and religious knowledge claims. The claim that modern science has rendered religious truth claims unreasonable appears to be influential among…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholics, Educational Philosophy, Scientific Research
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Go, J. C. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
While critical rationality is an explicit goal of Catholic education, its practice in confessional Catholic religious education can be problematic for epistemological reasons: the prevailing Catholic religious epistemology may not be conducive to critical thinking in the RE classroom. A survey among 1068 teachers conducted in fifteen Catholic…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Beliefs
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Black, Paul – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
Teachers, both of science and of religion, have to help pupils to learn about the links between these subjects. An effective way to support this learning should start from the beliefs and ideas that pupils already have, ideas which might well be influenced by public debates, often characterised by controversy, between those holding strong beliefs…
Descriptors: Christianity, Beliefs, Social Values, Religious Education
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Moog, François – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
The effects of secularisation on society demand a rethinking of the identity and mission of Catholic schools in France. In 2013, the French bishops published a new directory which offers new approaches, described here, based on the three challenges facing Catholic education in France: linking social responsibility and evangelisation, setting up…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Beliefs
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Martín-Sánchez, Miguel; Cáceres-Muñoz, Jorge – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
John Henry Newman was one of the most outstanding figures of the social and religious panorama in the nineteenth century in Great Britain. His educational approaches framed in the movement of Catholic education and his influence on the Oxford Movement, his intellectualism and reflections on faith, reason and education, and participation and…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Clergy, Change Agents, Intellectual History
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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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Grocholewski, H. E. Zenon – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
The Congregation for Catholic Education is a part of the government of the Holy See. The genesis of this Dicastery can be traced to special commissions created by the Roman Pontiffs for maintaining vigilance over the universities in Rome and other educational institutions in the Papal States. A general overview of the history of the Congregation…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Churches, Church Related Colleges, Theological Education
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Sweeney, James – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
Pope John XXIII's final encyclical on the subject of peace, "Pacem in Terris," written after the Cuban missile crisis which he helped to resolve, is an extended treatment of the basic principles of political morality and particularly significant for its adoption--the first time by the Catholic Church--of the discourse of human rights.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Catholics, Citizenship Education, Citizenship
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Bernauer, James A. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This study sought to construct rich accounts of the remembrances of Catholic grade school and high school graduates in the USA related to their school experiences and the continuing impacts of these experiences on their lives. Ten former students (comprised of five males and five females) who graduated from Catholic schools in the 1950s, 1960s,…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational History, Educational Experience, Graduate Surveys
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Groome, Thomas – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
Catholic education arises from the deep structures and earliest traditions of Christian faith. Its commitments throughout the centuries have been to educate both "from" and "for" faith. It educates from a faith perspective by drawing upon the universal values of Catholicism to provide a distinctive philosophy, perhaps even more…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Praxis, Epistemology, Catholic Schools
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Wuerl, Donald – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
The Church brings us an encounter with Jesus and offers us an invitation to faith. It proclaims Christ's words of truth and life. This article seeks to explore the depths of these realities in the context of our culture, our society--a world not always prepared to hear and accept the message. It is precisely this context that has evoked the call…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Beliefs, Catholics, Churches
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Cooper, Bruce S.; Sureau, John – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
Catholic schools in the United States have been in a serious state of decline, with the closing of a rising number of Catholic elementary and secondary schools, a major drop in student enrolments, and a real shortage of clergy and religious brothers and sisters to work in these schools. The purpose of this research article is to analyse how this…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High School Seniors, Religious Education, Catholics