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ERIC Number: EJ1128139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
Learning and Teaching in a Catholic College: The Importance of Ethos. a Study in Northern Ireland
Hagan, Martin
International Studies in Catholic Education, v8 n1 p102-119 2016
The purpose of this paper is to consider how a small Catholic institute of higher education (HE) attempts to balance the broad demands of globalisation with the need to adhere to, promote and develop its foundation as a Catholic college. The paper begins with a consideration of the changes which have taken place in HE in the UK over the past 50 years and goes on to consider the response of the Church to this with regard to "Ex Corde Ecclesiae". Using an interpretive research paradigm, a threefold data collection was conducted in the case study institution. Data emerged from: observation; documentary analysis; and interviews. Despite the obvious limitations of the study, the data indicated that the Catholic ethos is clearly evident in the day-to-day practice of the college and is central to its success both as a Catholic institution and as a key provider of higher learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Belfast)
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