ERIC Number: ED430923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Call to Reflection: A Teacher's Guide to Catholic Identity for the 21st Century.
This book provides a reflective process through which teachers may consider their distinctness as educators in a Catholic school. After an overview that discusses the ideal Catholic school teacher, the book focuses on five themes: Teacher as Community Builder; Teacher as Committed to Lifelong Spiritual Growth; Teacher as Committed to Lifelong Professional Development; Teacher as Committed to Students' Spiritual Formation; and Teacher as Committed to Students' Human Development. Each section includes a teacher self-inventory, questions for reflection, and further resources. The conclusion presents an assessment of effectiveness as a Catholic school educator and questions for reflection. Suggestions for administrators using the book are presented. The two appendixes offer Percentage of Text in Church Documents on Education Devoted to Themes Descriptive of the Ideal Catholic School Teacher and Subthemes Descriptive of the Ideal Catholic School Teacher Extracted from Church Documents on Education. (Contains 39 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching, Religious Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Spiritual Development, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers
Department of Elementary Schools, National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852; Tel: 202-337-6232; Web site: 222.ncea.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Elementary Schools.