Catholic Schools: Mission, Markets, and Morality

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März 2002



In this ground-breaking book, Gerald Grace addresses the dilemmas facing Catholic education in an increasingly secular and consumer-driven culture. The book combines an original theoretical framework with research drawn from interviews with sixty Catholic secondary head teachers from deprived urban areas. Issues discussed include: *Catholic meanings of academic success*tensions between market values and Catholic values*threats to the mission integrity of Catholic schools*the spiritual, moral and social justice commitments of contemporary Catholic schools This book will be equally useful to leaders of Catholic and other schools and to all those interested in values and leadership in schooling.


Part I: Theoretical Frameworks 1. The Catholic School: The Sacred and the Secular 2. The Field of Catholic Education: Perspectives from Bourdieu and Bernstein Part II: Historical, Cultural and Research Contexts 3. Images of Catholic Schooling: Pre-Vatican II 4. Research on Catholic Schools: Post-Vatican II Part III: Catholic Schools in Three English Cities: Fieldwork Studies 5. Research Approaches and Fieldwork 6. Mission and Leadership: Concepts and Challenges 7. The Use Of Talents: Academic 'Success' or 'Failure' 8. Market Culture and Catholic Values in Education 9. Spirituality, Morality and Personal and Social Justice 10. Catholic Schools: The Renewal of Spiritual Capital and the Critique of the Secular World


'This is an excellent book that addresses directly many of the challanges facing Catholic educators and leaders of Catholic educational systems and schools in a number of countries...the author should be commended for the originality of research and the depth and insightfulness of analysis and interpretations.' -Patrick Duigan, Catholic Education, September 2005
EAN: 9780415243254
ISBN: 0415243254
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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