Catholic Philosophy Of Education

Author: Mario O. D'Souza
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773599797
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Today’s pluralist and multicultural society raises questions about how to teach religiously and ethnically diverse students in Catholic schools. A Catholic Philosophy of Education addresses these challenges by examining the documents from the Roman Congregation for Catholic Education alongside the writings of Jacques Maritain and Bernard Lonergan. Mario D’Souza proposes a contemporary formulation for a Catholic philosophy of education in which the ideals of Catholicism form the basis for the mission of the Catholic school. Drawing on the Church’s educational documents, and informed by Maritain and Lonergan, D’Souza explains how the unifying anthropology of Catholic education enables Catholic schools to serve amidst diversity by avoiding the extremes of religious exclusivism and fundamentalism, on the one hand, and relativism and individualism, on the other. He explores the aims of Catholic schools in relation to students, teachers, and society, and the relationship between goodness, discipline, and knowledge. He argues that students must be educated for personal and communal freedom and authenticity, and to strive for the common good, suggesting how a Catholic philosophy of education can provide the framework for such personal and communal transformation. Essential reading for new and experienced Catholic educators, A Catholic Philosophy of Education demonstrates that Maritain and Lonergan have much to offer in service of an education that is liberating, instructive, illuminating, and integrative.

Further Reflections On A Catholic Philosophy Of Education

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Abstract : Readers of this journal will recall two articles on the Catholic philosophy education: 'Towards a contemporary Catholic philosophy of education, ' by Brendan Carmody SJ, [Carmody, Brendan. (2011). "Towards a Contemporary Catholic Philosophy of Education." International Studies in Catholic Education 3 (2): 106–119], and 'Towards a contemporary philosophy of Catholic education: Moving the debate forward, ' by Sean Whittle [Whittle, Sean. (2014). "Towards a Contemporary Philosophy of Catholic Education: Moving the Debate Forward." International Studies in Catholic Education 6 (1): 46–59]. Both contributions have helped to revitalise interest and discussion in this field by reflecting in quite distinct ways, one philosophical the other theological. The recent book, A Catholic Philosophy of Education: The Church and Two Philosophers, by Mario O. D'Souza, takes a philosophical approach, and is another recent contribution to the field. This essay is divided into three parts. The first considers the contribution of Carmody's article; second, what Whittle has added to the field; and finally, the light that D'Souza's book sheds on this discussion.

Catholic Higher Education

Author: Melanie M. Morey
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199885508
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Catholic higher education in the United States is undergoing dramatic changes, driven largely by the virtual disappearance of nuns, brothers, and priests from Catholic university campuses. Today Catholic colleges and universities are dealing with critical questions about what constitutes Catholic collegiate identity. What are appropriate ways to engage the Catholic tradition across all sectors of university life? What constitutes a critical mass of committed and knowledgeable Catholics necessary to maintain religious identity? What is an appropriate level of knowledge and religious commitment for those who lead, govern, and teach at Catholic institutions and how do they acquire it? Many people have strong - and strongly differing - opinions about the current state of Catholic higher education. Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit, S.J., wade into these waters with a study of 124 senior administrators at 33 Catholic colleges and universities across the United States. Exceptionally candid appraisals by administrators across a varied landscape attest that a cultural crisis is looming at a number of Catholic institutions. Based on their research, Morey and Piderit describe the present situation and offer concrete suggestions for enhancing Catholic identity, culture, and mission at all Catholic colleges and universities. The authors define the critical issues and analyze and address them by using the rich construct of culture, particularly organizational culture. They provide four different models of how Catholic colleges and universities can operate and successfully compete as religiously distinctive institutions in the higher education market. After identifying the content of the Catholic tradition - intellectual, moral, and social - the authors analyze present performance among institutions in all four models. They derive criteria for identifying religious cultural crisis at institutions and provide specific policy proposals for enhancing religious culture. They also suggest principles for effectively leading and managing cultural change. Morey and Piderit offer the first in-depth cultural analysis of the Catholic character of Catholic universities and colleges at a crucial time for these institutions. With new research and practical applications, this book is an invaluable resource for Catholic educators and anyone concerned about the future of Catholic higher education.

Exploring The History And Philosophy Of Christian Education

Author: Michael J. Anthony
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610977327
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In this insightful book, two leading scholars in Christian education trace the history of the discipline from the Old Testament to the present. Presented against the backdrop of wider philosophical thought and historical events, Anthony and Benson show how each successive era shaped the practice of Christian education today. The result is a book brimming with insights that reveal the historical roots and philosophical underpinnings of issues relevant to current practice in Christian education ministries."The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with more than just valuable insights regarding the past. . . . The future is the emphasis of this history book." From the Introduction

The Two Wings Of Catholic Thought

Author: David Ruel Foster
Editor: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813213029
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The purpose of this volume is to deepen the appreciation for the stereophonic approach to truth that the Holy Father recommends.

Catholic Education

Author: Walter Bernard Kolesnik
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Catholic Education Distinctive And Inclusive

Author: J. Sullivan
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401709882
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How coherent is the claim that Catholic education is both distinctive and inclusive? This question, so crucial, both for the adequate articulation of a raison d'être for Catholic schools all over the world and also for the promotion of their healthy functioning, has not hitherto been addressed critically. Here it receives penetrating analysis and constructive resolution in a comprehensive treatment that integrates theological, philosophical and educational perspectives. The argument draws on wide-ranging scholarship, offering new insights into the relevance for Catholic education of thinkers whose work has been relatively neglected. The advance in understanding of how distinctiveness relates to inclusiveness is underpinned by the author's lengthy experience of teaching and leadership in Catholic schools; it is further informed by his extended and continuing dialogue with Catholic educators at all levels and in many different countries.

Lithuanian Philosophy

Author: Jurate Baranova
Editor: CRVP
ISBN: 9781565181373
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A Theory Of Catholic Education

Author: Sean Whittle
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472581393
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Presenting a robust and philosophically based account of education from the Catholic point of view, Sean Whittle engages with important debates and questions concerning the nature and purpose of Catholic education and schooling. The book opens with a review of the criticisms that have emerged about the prevalence of Catholic schools within the state system and, indeed, about the very notion of there being such a thing as 'Catholic education'. The author then goes on to survey official Church teaching on education and the work of key Catholic thinkers, Newman and Maritain, before moving on to discuss the writings of Karl Rahner, a leading twentieth century theologian. A Theory of Catholic Education argues that Rahner's approach, with his focus on the place of mystery in human experience, provides a way forward. Ultimately, Whittle demonstrates how Catholic theology can offer a unique and much needed theory of education.

Spheres Of Philosophical Inquiry And The Historiography Of Medieval Philosophy

Author: John Inglis
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004108431
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This volume provides a genealogy of the modern historiography of medieval philosophy up to the present, rediscovers fifty years of German scholarship, criticizes what has become the standard approach, and proposes an historically sensitive alternative.