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Moog, François – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
It would be stating the obvious to assert that education, as it supports growth and allows for the promotion of the human self, necessarily hails from a humanistic perspective. But after putting this trite idea on the table, the matter remains problematic because the very smooth nature of such an assertion covers too well the challenges and issues…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Individual Development, Role of Education
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Malizia, Guglielmo; Pieroni, Vittorio – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
The fourth national survey on the teaching of the Catholic religion in Italy (2015-16) was not limited to state schools, but as in the previous (2004-05) also involved Catholic equivalent schools. This study will focus on the results of the latter, even if the data will be examined in relation to the state subsystem. In summary, it can be said…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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Sibley, Angus – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
In an earlier essay (Sibley, Angus. 2016. "Can there be a Catholic economics?" "International Studies in Catholic Education" 8 (2), 211) I observed that 'the Church has a long record of consistently criticisng the obsession with competition that has such a dominant place in orthodox economic thinking and practice'. Inordinate…
Descriptors: Competition, Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Churches
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D'Souza, Mario O. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
Readers of this journal will recall two articles on the Catholic philosophy education: "Towards a contemporary Catholic philosophy of education," by Brendan Carmody SJ, [Carmody, Brendan. (2011). "Towards a Contemporary Catholic Philosophy of Education." "International Studies in Catholic Education" 3 (2): 106-119],…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Philosophy, Catholics, Religious Factors
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Friel, Raymond – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This paper draws on the findings of a small-scale research study based on interviews with twenty serving Catholic headteachers from the primary and secondary phases and from the maintained and independent sectors. The focus of the study was to explore the concept of 'spiritual capital' among the headteachers and to evaluate the impact of two major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Educators, Principals, Interviews
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Gleeson, Jim; O'Gorman, John; O'Neill, Maureen – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This paper reports on the opinions of teachers in Queensland Catholic schools regarding the identity, purposes and characteristics of Catholic schools. It draws on survey data from 2287 teachers in Catholic schools as well as semi-structured interviews with 20 teachers. Respondents were asked about their reasons for working in Catholic Education…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Religious Education, Educational Environment
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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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Franchi, Leonardo; Rymarz, Richard – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
The much documented sociological and cultural developments which offered significant challenges to Catholic education in recent decades have played no small part in changing the composition of the Catholic teaching force. A weakening of religious practices and an increase in more personalised understandings of spirituality are now especially…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Teacher Education, Religious Education
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Wansbrough, Henry – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
A recent article in this journal, "Teaching about Catholic--Jewish relations: some guidelines to assist the work of teachers in Catholic schools," by Clare Jardine (Volume 7, no 1, 46-60), includes a page on "A new approach to New Testament studies." There the author points out that "The situations described in the Gospels…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religion Studies, Religious Education, Catholics
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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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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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Hrynkow, Christopher; Creamer, David – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This article employs Catholic social thought as a lens to situate the work of Sister Cyril Mooney, Principal emerita at Loreto Day School Sealdah in Kolkata, India. Drawing on the Canadian authors' personal experiences of the school over several years, supplemented by a two day in-depth interview conducted at Loreto Convent in Altrincham, England…
Descriptors: Catholics, Clergy, Day Schools, Foreign Countries
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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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Jardine, Clare – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
In this journal, "International Studies in Catholic Education" Vol 5. No 2. October 2013, Dr. Helena Miller of the United Jewish Israel Appeal in London argued the need to develop a dialogue between Jewish and Catholic educators. This article is offered as one response to that call. Suggestions are proposed in terms of fundamental…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Biblical Literature, Judaism, Jews
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Madero, Cristóbal – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
Paulo Freire's educational theory is world widely acclaimed and recognised for its intrinsic humanism. Here I will present a lesser known face of Freire that I claim is as important as his humanist inspiration: his Catholic background. As a first step, I will present some aspects of Freire's religious experience. Then, I will highlight two aspects…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Catholic Educators, Religious Factors
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