Our School Is Catholic – So What?
CATHOLIC EDUCATION IS AT A CROSSROADS. A SECULAR CULTURE IS TAKING A STRONGER HOLD IN IRELAND. SCHOOLS WISHING TO LIVE A CATHOLIC SPIRIT ARE EXPERIENCING MANY OUTSIDE NEGATIVE PRESSURES, NOT LEAST FROM CURRICULUM CHANGE.
Catholic education is a driver of high educational standards, but is unwanted by secularists. At the same time many parents are displaying a reluctance towards the divestment of Catholic schools to other patrons. What is a Catholic school? What impact is secularism having on curriculum change? Why is there a reluctance in secularist thinking to accommodate diversity within the educational curriculum? How can a Catholic school continue to provide an integral education in a thankless secular culture?
This book explores what a Catholic characteristic spirit means for a school. It explains why society beneﬁts when Catholic schools live that spirit with conﬁdence and conviction especially in the face of the new woke culture.
It also highlights many practical ways in which Catholic schools can deliver on their promise.
A ‘must-read’ for anyone wanting to understand and advance Catholic education.
The author Mark Hamilton, a teacher and former school principal has also written ‘God Exists – So What’ and Escaping the Bunker – Democracy Needs Christianity
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