Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Religious identity of Catholic schools: some challenges from a Canadian perspective

Buy Article:

$54.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

In three Canadian provinces Catholic schools receive full government funding. This funding is premised on Catholic schools providing a distinctive educational environment based on the religious beliefs and practices of, among others, the teachers who work in these schools. A variety of official documents underline this notion of teachers playing an irreplaceable role in animating the religious dimension of Catholic schools. Contemporary culture, marked by a rise in a more secular and personal religious affiliation, places significant challenges before schools. These are especially pertinent when coupled with a generational shift in the staffing of Catholic schools. Some of these challenges include the need for schools to find a critical mass of suitably committed teachers and the need to reconceptualise the catechetical intent of schools and how teachers in schools are supported.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Canadian Catholic schools; ethos; religious dimension; teachers

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: St Joseph's College, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication date: December 1, 2010

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more