Contemporary Perspectives on Catholic Education (Paperback)

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Contemporary Perspectives on Catholic Education (Paperback)

By John Lydon (Editor)


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Since the publication of its predecessor volume Contemporary Catholic Education in 2002, the Catholic education landscape has experienced significant developments and challenges. The notion that the perennial, in the form of the rich heritage of the Catholic education tradition, must remain in constant dialogue with the transitional educational landscape permeates this publication. This is rooted in a sacramental vision of the human person and is anchored in three core principles: the dignity of the individual, the call to human flourishing and the promise of a divine destiny. The extent to which Catholic school teachers, leaders and governors embrace the challenge to embed these core principles, while acknowledging a range of factors challenging the holistic perspective canonised in Catholic tradition, features prominently in this volume. The structuring of Contemporary Perspectives on Catholic Education around three themes, context, Religious Education and leadership and governance is designed strategically to enable the authors to address contemporary challenges, principal among which is the maintenance of the integral mission of Catholic education. In these contexts the value of the witness of Catholic teachers, leaders and governors is accentuated and, in the words of Pope Francis, 'teaching ultimately has to be reflected in the teacher's way of life, which awakens the assent of the heart by its nearness, love and witness'.

Product Details ISBN: 9780852449332
ISBN-10: 085244933X
Publisher: Gracewing
Publication Date: July 19th, 2018
Pages: 190
Language: English