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ERIC Number: EJ1128135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
Can There Be a Catholic Economics? An Essay to Assist the Work of Teachers in Catholic Schools Internationally
Sibley, Angus
International Studies in Catholic Education, v8 n2 p202-215 2016
The discipline of economics, as it is generally understood, taught, and practised today, is in various ways clearly at odds with authentic Catholic values. Therefore, where economics is taught in Catholic schools, colleges and universities, students should not only become acquainted with orthodox economic ideas; they should also learn how, from a Catholic standpoint, some of these ideas are gravely faulty, and how these faults underlie many of the economic, social and ecological problems that afflict us. Catholic education needs to foster a critical engagement with orthodox economics, and a continuing search for a more enlightened understanding of economics than has been prevalent in recent times. A form of Catholic economics syllabus is needed in schools.
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Language: English
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