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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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Canetta, Elisabetta – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
We currently live in a high-tech society where portable supercomputers, artificial intelligence, genetic enhancement, etc., are becoming part of our daily life. It can be argued that this steady flow of complex technology is vigorously pushing aside religion and faith in God. Nowadays if a student decides to study physics he/she cannot possibly…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholics, College Science, Physics
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Versaldi, Giuseppe – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
The conciliar declaration Gravissimum Educationis states that "All men of every race, condition and age, since they enjoy the dignity of a human being, have an inalienable right to an education that is in keeping with their ultimate goal, their ability, their sex, and the culture and tradition of their country, and also in harmony with their…
Descriptors: Christianity, Humanism, Individual Differences, Social Justice
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Walsh, Paddy – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
Papers in this journal on Bernard Lonergan by Brendan Carmody (2011) and on Karl Rahner by Sean Whittle (2014) have considered their significance for a philosophy of Catholic education. They were stars in the Catholic intellectual firmament in the mid-to-late twentieth century, acknowledged for their command of the longstanding Catholic traditions…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Zamagni, Stefano – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
After a brief historical reconstruction of the emergence of the market economy as a model of social order in Europe, dating back to the eleventh century--the century of the commercial revolution--the paper focuses on the decisive contribution of the Franciscan school of thought to furnish the theoretical infrastructure of the new mode of…
Descriptors: Intellectual History, Free Enterprise System, Social Structure, Humanism
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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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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
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Davis, Robert A.; Franchi, Leonard – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
This essay responds to and develops ideas set out in Robert Davis' 1999 essay "Can there be a Catholic curriculum?" It takes the measure of far-reaching changes that have taken place in curriculum studies and strategic educational thought in the intervening period as the process of globalisation has intensified. It re-engages with the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Catholic Schools, Humanism, Core Curriculum