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Boeve, Lieven – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Rather than choosing between either catholic identity, or openness to otherness, the catholic dialogue school envisages, through the dialogue with the other, to stir the (re)discovery of one's own identity, and to introduce once again the Christian voice within the conversation. After introducing this project, I reflect more extensively on how to…
Descriptors: Catholics, Self Concept, Anthropology, Christianity
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Wodon, Quentin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Serving the poor is a prime component of the mission of Catholic and many other faith-based schools. Do the schools succeed in doing so? This paper and a companion paper focusing on learning aim to answer this question. In this paper, the focus is on schooling or enrolment in school. The paper considers first global and regional data on the number…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Poverty, Preschool Education
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Groome, Thomas – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
Catholic education arises from the deep structures and earliest traditions of Christian faith. Its commitments throughout the centuries have been to educate both "from" and "for" faith. It educates from a faith perspective by drawing upon the universal values of Catholicism to provide a distinctive philosophy, perhaps even more…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Praxis, Epistemology, Catholic Schools
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Gleeson, Jim; O'Gorman, John; O'Neill, Maureen – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This paper reports on the opinions of teachers in Queensland Catholic schools regarding the identity, purposes and characteristics of Catholic schools. It draws on survey data from 2287 teachers in Catholic schools as well as semi-structured interviews with 20 teachers. Respondents were asked about their reasons for working in Catholic Education…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Religious Education, Educational Environment
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Arthur, James; Harrison, Tom; Davison, Ian – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This article reports on an innovative empirical research project, using a quasi-experimental trial, in which 9-11-year-olds learned about character and virtues through the exploration of four classic stories. The overall aim of the programme was to enhance virtue literacy. Virtue literacy is defined as the knowledge, understanding and application…
Descriptors: Catholics, Foreign Countries, Churches, Research Reports
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Wuerl, Donald – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
The Church brings us an encounter with Jesus and offers us an invitation to faith. It proclaims Christ's words of truth and life. This article seeks to explore the depths of these realities in the context of our culture, our society--a world not always prepared to hear and accept the message. It is precisely this context that has evoked the call…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Beliefs, Catholics, Churches
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Coll, Niall – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
A strong current in contemporary Catholic thought -- the theology of interreligious or interfaith dialogue -- stresses the importance of dialogue and collaboration with followers of other world faiths. This article proposes that religious education in Catholic schools, particularly at post-primary level, needs to engage more with this theological…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Intergroup Relations, Dialogs (Language)
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Richardson, Christopher – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
The differing theological perspectives evident in the literature on Catholic schools and education suggest those who appoint headteachers in Catholic schools may need to know more about candidates than that they are practising Catholics. This paper summarises a doctoral research project aimed at identifying the dominant theological motifs that…
Descriptors: Catholics, Catholic Educators, Principals, Catholic Schools
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Go, J. C. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
While critical rationality is an explicit goal of Catholic education, its practice in confessional Catholic religious education can be problematic for epistemological reasons: the prevailing Catholic religious epistemology may not be conducive to critical thinking in the RE classroom. A survey among 1068 teachers conducted in fifteen Catholic…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Beliefs
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Franchi, Leonardo; Rymarz, Richard – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
The much documented sociological and cultural developments which offered significant challenges to Catholic education in recent decades have played no small part in changing the composition of the Catholic teaching force. A weakening of religious practices and an increase in more personalised understandings of spirituality are now especially…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Teacher Education, Religious Education
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Morris, Andrew B. – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
In recent years, the social benefits (or otherwise) of faith-based schools within the state-maintained system have become a matter for public discussion. Following the introduction of a new statutory duty placed on the governing bodies of maintained schools in England under section 38 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Benefits, Religious Education, Standards
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Klaiber, Jeffrey – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
Fe y Alegría (Faith and Joy) refers to the network of schools for the poor run by the Jesuits in Latin America and the Caribbean. Founded originally in 1955 in Venezuela by Father José María Vélaz, by 2010 Fe y Alegría had spread to 17 countries in Latin America and now operates one in Chad. The Fe y Alegría schools are essentially convenant…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Churches, Government School Relationship, Educational Finance
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Lovric, Ivan – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
From a modest beginning in 1994 with a single school and a little more than 500 pupils, the system of Catholic schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina developed to its 7 currently functioning Catholic School Centres, with 14 schools and 4683 enrolled pupils. From the beginning these Catholic schools were open equally to Catholic and non-Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Intergroup Relations, Conflict Resolution, War