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ERIC Number: EJ947754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
Teaching to Catholic Mission in Professional Education: A Comprehensive Model for the Integration of Catholic Social Teaching
Brenden, Mary Ann
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v27 n1 p13-31 Win 2008
Professional education programs have the dual challenge of fulfilling the mission of two entities: their sponsoring institution and their profession. This may appear to be an inconvenient and even daunting burden. But, upon consideration, it becomes evident that the two missions are compatible and present rich and strategic opportunities to enhance the other. This article describes how one school of professional education creatively met this dual call to mission to pursue excellence it its educational program. Through a comprehensive model using the rich resource of Catholic Social Teaching, this school discovered new ways to enrich and distinguish how it educates and prepares a cadre of professionals to serve and lead in their profession and their community. The model, focused on social justice, holistically addresses faculty development, curriculum development, and student engagement. This case study presents rationale, strategies, and outcomes to inform and inspire other Catholic-sponsored professional education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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