ERIC Number: ED500462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-26
Catholic Identity Today: A Position Paper
Cook, Timothy J.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Educational Symposium (Hartford, CT, Mar 2007) and at the Mid-Atlantic Catholic Schools Consortium (1st, Baltimore, MD, Sep 2007)
Maintaining a distinctive Catholic identity is a challenge for Catholic schools today. Religious identity must be nurtured and it must be contextualized for the 21st century. This paper suggests marks of contemporary Catholic character. Also, it proposes looking at religious identity through the lens of student experience and graduate outcomes. Finally, it suggests that we focus our attention on the following things to strengthen and enhance Catholicity: apostolic formation of staff, leadership succession, religion teacher qualifications, accountability and assessment, and resource allocation.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A