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ERIC Number: EJ1131260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
Catholic Social Teaching Should Permeate the Catholic Secondary School Curriculum: An Agenda for Reform
Grace, Gerald
International Studies in Catholic Education, v5 n1 p99-109 2013
International research shows that the curricula of Catholic secondary schools are increasingly becoming dominated by the pressures of conforming to the requirements of nation states. These requirements are generally expressed in economic and utilitarian terms and evaluated by criteria of measurable outputs. As a result of these pressures, Catholic secondary schools are in danger of losing a distinctive religious and educational cultural programme expressed in a distinctive Catholic school curriculum. It is suggested in this article that a serious permeation of Catholic social teaching is crucial, not only for the intrinsic importance of its subject matter but also as a means to resist total cultural incorporation into state-mandated curricula. Particular attention is given to the educational potential contained in Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical, "Caritas in Veritate" (2009).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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