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ERIC Number: EJ779894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
The Recruitment of Religious as Teachers: A Case Study from 1960s Australia
Chapman, Anne; O'Donoghue, Tom
Cambridge Journal of Education, v37 n4 p561-577 Dec 2007
Historical expositions on the teaching religious in Catholic schools can be seen as constituting models aimed at promoting reflection on the possibility that teaching can be influenced by discourses of "vocation" and "the giving of service", every bit as much as it can be by "industrial" and "labour" perspectives. This paper is offered as one contribution to opening up debate on the matter. It provides an overview of the work of the teaching religious in the English-speaking world from the middle of the 1850s to the latter half of the twentieth century. Particular practices adopted by the Church aimed at recruiting young males and females to join the ranks of the teaching religious are then outlined. Finally, a film entitled "Profession in Christ", which was produced by the (Irish) Christian Brothers Order in Australia in the early 1960s for use by their special "recruiting agents" as they traveled around Catholic schools "questing" for recruits, is analysed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia