Faith-based Identity of Catholic Schools: Curriculum Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Faith-based Identity of Catholic Schools

Curriculum Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Jim Gleeson, Peta Goldburg


328 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367193836
pub: 2019-10-25
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Faith-based Identity of Catholic Schools: Curriculum Perspectives examines the relationship between faith-based education and whole curriculum at a time when neo-liberal ideologies and market values are having a disproportionate influence on national education policies.

Topics addressed include: current challenges and dilemmas faced by Catholic Education leadership; Catholic social teaching and its implications for whole curriculum; the opinions of teachers in Queensland Catholic schools regarding faith-based school identity with particular reference to whole curriculum; an associated comparison of these opinions teachers with those of their USA peers; school identity and Catholic social teaching in Ontario Catholic schools; an action research approach to the integration of Catholic social teaching in Queensland Catholic schools; longitudinal study of the views of pre-service teachers at a Catholic university regarding the purposes and characteristics of Catholic schools.

Bringing together professionals and academics from across the world, Faith-based Identity of Catholic Schools: Curriculum Perspectives will inspire Catholic and other faith-based educators to appreciate the importance and potential of the integration of faith-based perspectives such as counter-cultural Catholic social teaching across the school curriculum in an educationally appropriate manner.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Professors Gleeson and Goldburg

Part 1

Chapter 1: Critical challenges and dilemmas for Catholic Education Leadership internationally (ICSE 2015)*. Professor Jim Gleeson.

Chapter 2: Catholic Social Teaching. Professor Peta Goldburg.

Chapter 3: Catholic Social Teaching should permeate the Catholic secondary school curriculum: an agenda for reform. Professor Gerald Grace, St Mary’s College, London.

Chapter 4: Teaching for social justice: critical pedagogy in neo-liberal times. Professor Annette Woods, Queensland University of Technology.

Chapter 5: Integrating human rights education across the curriculum. Professor Nina Burridge, University of Technology, Sydney.

Chapter 6: Integrating Catholic perspectives across the curriculum. Katharine Stevenson and Mike Pautler, Ontario Catholic Education.

Part 2

Chapter 7: The identity of Catholic schools as seen by teachers in Catholic schools in Queensland (ISCE 2018)*. Professor Jim Gleeson, Professor John O’Gorman, Griffith University & Dr Maureen O’Neill, Australian Catholic University

Chapter 8: The Characteristics of Catholic Schools: Comparative Perspectives from the USA and Queensland, Australia (Journal of Catholic Education, 2018)*. Gleeson, O’Gorman, Goldburg & O’Neill

Chapter 9: Longitudinal study of student teachers’ opinions and attitudes regarding the faith-based identity of Catholic schools. Gleeson & O’Neill.

Chapter 10: Curriculum, culture, and Catholic education: a Queensland perspective (Curriculum Perspectives 2017)*. Gleeson & O’Neill.

Chapter 11: Identity and Curriculum in Brisbane Catholic schools – an action research approach. Gleeson & Goldburg.

Chapter 12: The Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education Project: lessons learned. Gleeson.

Chapter 13: Conclusion. Gleeson & Goldburg.

About the Editors

Jim Gleeson, inaugural Professor of Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane (2013-2018), holds post-graduate qualifications in philosophy, theology and education. He is widely published and his research interests include curriculum policy/development/evaluation and faith-based education. Having started out as a secondary teacher Jim worked as a teacher educator, Department Head and Senior Lecturer at University of Limerick.

Peta Goldburg, foundation Chair of Religious Education at Australian Catholic University, holds qualifications in music education, theology and religious education. She has worked extensively in primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors. Peta has led syllabus development in Religious Education and Study of Religion in Queensland for fifteen years and her text books are used throughout Australia

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