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ERIC Number: EJ1131283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
Contribution of the Vincentians to Catholic Education in Ireland and England
McCann, Joseph
International Studies in Catholic Education, v6 n1 p91-107 2014
This article is an account of the actions and achievements, i.e. the "contribution", of the Ireland Province of the Vincentian Congregation, known officially as "the Congregation of the Mission", in respect of Catholic education in Ireland and England. The approach is, first, to outline the motives and intentions of the Vincentian fathers, i.e. their practical understanding of their "mission", especially in education. Given the title of the Congregation, the word "mission" obviously plays a big part in their thinking. We will proceed by focussing on the three principal and longstanding kinds of Vincentian educational involvement: secondary education, priestly formation and teacher training. Finally, the article will further examine the mission intentions of the Vincentians and the consequences of their actions in order to discern what, in the end--and as lack of new vocations is obliging them to hand on their educational institutions to other agencies--may be their lasting contribution to Catholic education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); Ireland
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