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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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D'Orsa, Therese – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
This article provides a summary account of the book, "A Mission to the Heart of Young People: Catholic Curriculum", published in Australia in 2012. To preserve the true mission and religious integrity of Catholic schools in the face of secularism and "national economic requirements", it is argued that Catholic schools must…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Curriculum Development, Institutional Mission, Core Curriculum
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Jamison, Christopher – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
Over recent decades, much has been achieved in developing Catholic school religious programmes, chaplaincy and community life but the ordinary curriculum now needs to be the focus of the school's Catholic ethos. The International Baccalaureate shows the structure by which an educational vision can explicitly inform a school's core curriculum.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Core Curriculum, Institutional Mission, Curriculum Development