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

Franchi, L. and Rymarz, R. (2017) The education of teachers for Catholic schools: responding to changed cultural contexts. International Studies in Catholic Education, 9(1), pp. 2-16. (doi: 10.1080/19422539.2017.1286905)

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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:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franchi, Dr Leonardo
Authors: Franchi, L., and Rymarz, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
Journal Name:International Studies in Catholic Education
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1942-2539
ISSN (Online):1942-2547
Published Online:10 March 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in International Studies in Catholic Education 9(1): 2-16
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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