Catholic Schools Facing the Challenges of the 21St Century: an Overview

  • Gerald Grace
  • Joseph O’Keefe (SJ)
Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 2)

One of the purposes of the International Handbooks in Education Series is to review the state of research and systematic analysis in particular fields of educational practice and to suggest agendas for future research to stimulate and develop the field. This is the intention of these two volumes, with specific reference to the international field of Catholic schooling. We believe that Catholic schools play a vital educational role in free societies, even in countries with a small Catholic population. The issues that are raised here should be of interest to a broad range of educators, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners alike, across boundaries of nation and creed. It is our hope that this project will stimulate interest in published scholarship about faith-related schools from a variety of denominational and secular perspectives.


Catholic School Catholic Social Teaching Religious Congregation Radical Commitment Catholic Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Grace
    • 1
  • Joseph O’Keefe (SJ)
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research and Development in Catholic EducationUniversity of London, Institute of EducationUK
  2. 2.Boston CollegeUSA

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