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Permeation of Catholic Identity: Some Challenges for Canadian Catholic Schools - Part 1

Rymarz, Richard (2013) Permeation of Catholic Identity: Some Challenges for Canadian Catholic Schools - Part 1. Journal of Religious Education, 61 (1). pp. 15-22. ISSN 1442-018X

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Abstract

Catholic schools seek to provide an educational vision where the religious dimension is given prominence not just in formal religious education classes but throughout the curriculum and in the wider life of schools. One way of expressing this idea is to argue that Catholic identity should permeate all that is done in the school. This paper, the first in a two part series, argues that while permeation may be a worthwhile goal for Catholic schools to strive for this must be undertaken within the context of a number of significant challenges. These include, most notably, the changing demographics of schools where many parents, students and teachers no longer exhibit high levels of religious commitment. This results in a loss of the critical mass needed for effective collaborative action.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Permeation, Catholic Identity, Challenges, Canadian Catholic Schools
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
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 03:54
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 03:52
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2598

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