Catholic Teacher Preparation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Preparing for Mission

Richard Rymarz
BBI - The Australian Institute of Theological Education, Australia

Leonardo Franchi
University of Glasgow, UK

Teresa O'Doherty
University of Limerick, Ireland

Judith Harford
University College Dublin, Ireland

Thomas O'Donoghue
University of Western Australia, Australia

Product Details
16 Sep 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
175 pages - 152 x 229mm
Emerald Studies in Teacher Preparation in National and Global Contexts
The expectations of the Catholic Church and the demands of the state are a precarious balancing act that have been apparent throughout the history of Catholic education. It is a relationship that is under scrutiny, even in the contemporary context.  
Drawing on the works and lives of key figures in the history of teacher preparation in Catholic education internationally, this important text illuminates the contributions they made and the challenges they faced. In providing this rich historical synthesis, the authors invite further reflection on the most appropriate methods of teacher preparation for contemporary Catholic schools and on possible contributions to wider teacher preparation from cogitating the history of the Catholic tradition. 
This book addresses teacher preparation for Catholic schools at both the 'pre-service' and 'in-service' levels by looking at the Church and its relationship with the state. The former will allow opportunities for a deep study of the role of 'faith' in Teacher Preparation, while the latter focuses on how a distinctive faith-based model of education can be in dialogue with the expectations of civil society. By using this multi-layered framework, the book offers exciting and innovative opportunities to inform contemporary practice from international examples, proving an invaluable text for researchers in the fields of comparative education, theology and the sociology of religion.
Part 1:
Chapter 1. Exploring Catholic Education 
Chapter 2. Teacher Preparation: Insights from History 
Chapter 3. The Rise of the Teaching Congregations 
Chapter 4. A New World: Expansion and Growth in a Secular Society, the Decline of the Teaching Orders and the Emergence of Lay Teachers 
Part 2:
Chapter 5. Catholic Teacher Preparation Around the Globe: Four International Case Studies
Chapter 6. The Contemporary Landscape: Parents’ Expectations for Catholic Schools and Some Implications for Teacher Preparation
Chapter 7. Teacher Preparation: A Focus on Religious Education 
Chapter 8. At the Coalface: Vignettes of Young Teachers in Catholic Schools 
Chapter 9. Taking a Closer Look at Young Teachers in Catholic Schools: An Empirical Investigation of Some Issues and Challenges 
Chapter 10. The Way Forward: Reflecting on the Future of Catholic Teacher Preparation
Richard Rymarz is Head of Religious Education and Director of Research at the Broken Bay Institute - The Australian Institute of Theological Education. His general area of interest is religious education as part of a wider framework on how groups pass on religious beliefs and values. 
Leonardo Franchi lectures in Religious Education at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is a member of the Executive of the Association for Catholic Colleges and Institutes of Education (ACISE), the sectorial branch of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).

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