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ERIC Number: EJ1131255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
The Educational Ideas of Pedro Arrupe, SJ: A Valuable Resource for All Catholic Educators
Meyo, Obwanda Stephen
International Studies in Catholic Education, v6 n2 p128-139 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, in a bid to form fully human persons who are men and women for others. In this endeavour, Arrupe sought to realise the principles of Vatican II, which also advocated in the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World the urgent need to form human persons who are both learned and benevolent. This article explores how Arrupe's educational ideas can aid in correcting education systems given to economic and industrial imperatives as a main objective and which focus on examination results at the expense of well-rounded formation of the person. In short, the goal of education is here understood as forming people who are committed to respecting and caring for one another's well-being, lives and human dignity as persons.
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Language: English
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