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The education and formation of teachers for Catholic schools: responding to changed cultural contexts

Franchi , Leonardo and Rymarz, Richard (2017) The education and formation of teachers for Catholic schools: responding to changed cultural contexts. International studies in catholic education. pp. 213-232. ISSN 1942-2539

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Abstract

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 prominent in the younger generations of Catholics. As this is the pool from which Catholic teachers of the future will come, it is vital to look afresh at the way we offer support and faith formation. More formal Catholic teacher education processes have to address these challenges by making a commitment to thorough theological education in a range of institutions which are both academically rigorous and pastorally supportive.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): teacher education, Catholic education, Catholic cultures, centres of formation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Religious Education
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 10:37
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2651

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