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Franken, Leni; Vermeer, Paul – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article reflects on the place of RE in a pillarised education context, taking into account the fact of religious diversity and pluralisation among the school population on the one hand, and the freedom of religion and education of faith-based schools on the other. Particular attention will be given to Belgium and the Netherlands, which do not…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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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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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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Miserandino, Anthony – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The Catholic school system in the United States is undergoing significant changes in size, populations served and the funding models which have traditionally supported such schools. The closing of many schools in urban areas in the last 10 years in conjunction with the rising costs of schooling suggests that unless a new approach to funding…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Costs
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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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Hall, David; Sultmann, William; Townend, Geraldine – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Conciliar and post-conciliar documents provide a consistent stream of inspirational and informative directions for Catholic Education. This study explores the thematic constants within and across these releases, specifically in relation to the mission of the Catholic school. A series of Leximancer analyses, digital data mining processes of…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Educational Strategies
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Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew; Penny, Gemma; Neil, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Recognition that the United Kingdom has increasingly become a multi-cultural and multi-faith society has raised questions about the place of church schools or schools with a religious character within the state-maintained sector. The issue was given particular focus by the Runnymede Trusts report "Right to divide? Faith schools and community…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Student Diversity, Secondary School Students, Positive Attitudes
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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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Suhy, Thomas M. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
Like many urban Catholic schools, St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School in Dallas, Texas, is faced with many challenges: filling empty seats; supporting increased costs; and, possible closure. The small parish is primarily Latino, but few parish families are enrolled in the school. This action research project used in-depth interviews to examine…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Private Schools, Catholics, Action Research
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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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Murray, Robert J.; Kane, Kristy S. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
Catholic schools are set apart from public schools in that Catholic schools aim to create for the school community an atmosphere enlivened by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity. Those who serve in Catholic schools, therefore, need to understand their role as unique, that is, faith driven. The purpose of this study was to assess this…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Guidance Programs, School Guidance
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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