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Faithful dissent and religious education in Canadian Catholic schools: a response to McDonough

Rymarz, Richard (2012) Faithful dissent and religious education in Canadian Catholic schools: a response to McDonough. International studies in catholic education, 4 (1). pp. 82-91. ISSN 1942-2539

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McDonough proposes that one way of invigorating religious education in Canadian Catholic high schools is to present a wider range of views under the ambit of Catholic teaching, including those that are currently regarded as dissenting opinions. These are not in keeping with official teaching but enjoy support in the wider Catholic community. In response to this, it is argued that a better understanding of the contemporary discourse on religious education in Catholic schools would accommodate a thoughtful engagement with a range of views. This is in keeping with an educative model of religious education that can distinguish between the educative and catechetical goals of religious education. A stronger focus on the educative aspects of religious education is proposed as a more direct way of improving the quality of religious education in schools.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Catholic schools, dissenting positions, educational model, religious education
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 04:38
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 03:58
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2686

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