The Transmission of Religion: Reconceptualising the Religious Education Leader

  • Michael T. BuchananEmail author


The transmission of the Catholic religion is the responsibility of the Church and all baptised members, as well as Catholic institutions and agencies. The ultimate aim of Catholic schools is to aid the Church in fulfilling her responsibilities. Catholic leaders across many geographical regions engage in critically reflecting on the ways in which their schools transmit a contemporary Catholic religious dimension.



The research which informed this chapter was funded by the Catholic Education Office Sale. Special recognition is given to the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Office Sale, Maria Kirkwood who supported and encouraged the research. Thank you also to the senior officers of the Catholic Education Office Sale, as well as the Clergy, and leaders in schools who participated in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and ArtsAustralian Catholic UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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