The Catholic school system is the world’s largest faith-based educational network, with 120,000 schools and over 1,000 colleges and universities. With growing international interest in the significance of faith-based educational systems worldwide, this is an appropriate time to focus upon the Catholic system as the largest of these. Knowledge of Catholic educational scholarship and research has been largely confined to specific national settings. Now is the time to bring together this scholarship in an international Handbook reflecting the fact that the Catholic Church is an international organisation and that its various educational systems can learn from each other.
The unifying theme of the Handbook is ‘Catholic Education: challenges and responses’ in a number of international settings. The analytical focus is problem orientated in examining church-state relations, the consequences of globalisation, the impact of secularisation, the extent of Vatican II transformations of educational policy and practice, issues of school leadership and governance and other contemporary challenges. At the same time an examination is undertaken of the various respon
VOL1: THE AMERICAS AND EUROPE: CHAPTER 1: Introduction and Overview Chapter: Catholic schools facing the challenges of the 21st Century: Gerald Grace and Joseph O’Keefe SJ,- PART1: CHALLENGES FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLING IN THE USA AND CANADA: CHAPTER 2:Title to be decided: Fr. Joseph O’Keefe SJ,- CHAPTER 3: Challenges to Faith Formation in Contemporary Catholic Schooling in the USA: Problem and Response: Sister Patricia Helene Earl ,- CHAPTER 4: Developments in Catholic Schools in the USA Politics, Policy and Prophecy: Gerald Cattaro and Bruce Cooper,- CHAPTER 5: Contemporary challenges to the Recruitment, Formation and Retention of Catholic School Leadership in the USA: Merylann Schuttloffel,- CHAPTER : Title to be decided: Fr. Ronald Nuzzi,- CHAPTER 7: The Diverse Mosaic: Catholic Education in Canada: Sister Miriam Martin,- PART2. CHALLENGES FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLING IN LATIN AMERICA: CHAPTER 8. Secularization: challenges for Catholic schools in Uruguay: Dr. Adriana Aristimuño,- CHAPTER 9: A Theological-Pedagogical Turning Point in Latin America;A new way of being school in Brazil: Danilo Streck and Aldino Segala,- CHAPTER 10: Catholic schools in Peru: Elites, the Poor and the Challenges of Neo-Liberalism: Fr. Jeffrey Klaiber, SJ,- CHAPTER 11: The Catholic School in the Context of Inequality: the case of Chile: Sergio Martini and Mirentxu Anaya,- CHAPTER 12: Contemporary political relation of Catholic education in Argentina: Elvira Suñer et al,- CHAPTER 13: Title to be decided: Luciano Fontana,- PART 3: CHALLENGES FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN EUROPE: CHAPTER 14:Catholic schools in England and Wales: new challenges,- Fr. James Gallagher,- CHAPTER 15:Celebrating the Past: Claiming the Future, challenges for Catholic education in Ireland: Fr. David Tuohy,- CHAPTER 16: The Education Battle: the Role of the Catholic Church in the Spanish Education System: Maria del Mar Griera Llonch,- CHAPTER 17: Contemporary Political Relations ofCatholic Education: Challenges for Catholic schools in Portugal: Joaquim Azevedo et al,- CHAPTER 18 :Title to be decided: Fr. Hugues Derycke,- CHAPTER 19:A New Paradigm for Catholic Religious Education: Challenges in Belgium: Annemie Dillen,- CHAPTER 20:Title to be decided: Aad de Jong,- CHAPTER 21: Secularisation and Catholic Education in Scotland: James Conroy,- CHAPTER 22: Catholic Schooling and the Changing Role of Women: Perspective from Malta: Mary Darmanin,- CHAPTER 23:The Catholic School System in Italy: challenges, responses and research: Maria Luisa de Natale,- CHAPTER 24: Challenges facing Catholic Schools: A View from Rome: Archbishop Michael Miller,-CHAPTER 25: Contemporary Challenges for Catholic Schools in Germany:Wolfgang Schönig,- CHAPTER 26: Challenges for Catholic Schools in Poland: Wlodzimierz Wieczorek,- CHAPTER 27: Religious Congregations at work in education with special reference to Belgium: Raf Vandertraeten,- VOL2: AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST, ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA: PART 1: CHALLENGES FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLING IN AFRICA: CHAPTER 28: Catholic Church and State Relations in Zambian Education: a contemporary analysis: Brendan Carmody,- CHAPTER 29: A Beacon of Hope: Catholic Schooling in South Africa and Lesotho: Mark Potterton and Nathan Johnstone,- CHAPTER 30: Catholic Schooling: the responses of Malawian Students: Fr. Martin Mtumbuka,- CHAPTER 31: The Challenges of Curriculum in Kenya’s Primary and Secondary Education: the response of the Catholic Church.- Winston Akala,- CHAPTER 32: Title to be decided: Fr. Charles Ryan,- CHAPTER 33:Title to be decided: Fr. Sam Batsa.- PART2: CHALLENGES FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLING IN THE MIDDLE EAST INDIA AND PAKISTAN: CHAPTER 34:Title to decided: Fr. Jamal Khader,- CHAPTER 35: Contemporary Challenges to Faith Formation in Indian Catholic Schooling: Sister Lydia Fernandes,- CHAPTER 36: Catholic Education in India: challenge, response and research: Fr. Nicholas Tete,-CHAPTER 37: Title to be