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Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools


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Part I Theoretical Issues.- 1 The Teacher of Religion: Choosing between Professions in Catholic Schools.- 2 Catholic Religious Education: Educating for Faith.- 3 The Challenges of Integrating Catholic Religious Education and Catechesis: An American Quandary?.- 4 Rethinking Catholic Religious Education in the Light of Divine Pedagogy.- 5 New Wine in Fresh Wineskins. Rethinking the Theologicity of Catholic Religious Education.- 6 Theological Underpinnings of Australian Catholic RE: A Public Theology Proposal.- 7 The Religious Education of the Religion Teacher in Catholic Schools.- 8 Moral Formation in Catholic Religious Education: Insights from the Fourth Gospel.- 9 Von Balthasar's Theo-Aesthetics Applied to Religious Education.- 10 Primary School Parents' Perspectives on Religious Education.- 11 Examining School and Parish Interaction: Some Implications from Religious Education.- Part II Teacher Formation and Professional Development.- 12 The Transmission of Religion: Reconceptualising the Religious Education Leader.- 13 Confident Student to Confident RE Teacher: A Perspective from Scotland.- 14 Formation for MissioN: A systems Model within the Australian Context.- 15 Catholic Teachers, Theological Literacy and Engagement with Biblical Texts.- 16 Teacher Readiness: A Pedagogy of Encounter.- 17 A Pilgrimages: Fruitful Sources of Faith Formation for Catholic Student Teachers?.- 18 Teacher as Expert: Using Teacher Knowledge to Engage Students.- 19 A CPD and RE: What do RE Teachers in Irish Catholic School Say.- 20 Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Missing Piece in the Puzzle that is Religious Education in Catholic Schools.- Part III Pedagogical and Content Issues.- 21 Early Childhood Religious Education: It Matters, but What is its Matter?.- 22 Catholic Early Years Educators' Dilemma: Remaining Faithful to Children's Spiritualities.- 23 God, the Church and Today's Child: Cavalletti in the Classroom?.- 24 Effective Tools for Pedagogical Change in Religious Education: Experience of Teachers in Hong Kong Catholic Kindergartens and Primary Schools.- 25 Enhancing Curriculum Syllabi and Frameworks: Catechetical, Cognitive, and Affective Principles.- 26 Religious Arts and Liturgical Catechesis of Children.- 27 Education through Art: The use of Images in Catholic Religious Education.- 28 From Early Christian Art to Postmodern Visual Imaginary: New Approaches to Catholic Religious Education.- 29 Storying Faith: The Promises and Contradictions of New Media in Catholic Religious Education.- 30 Using Digital Technologies to Interpret Life: Media Literacy and Catholic Religious Education in Dialogue.- 31 Contextual Influences on KNowledge Mediation in Religious Education and its Significance for Teacher Education.- 32 Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Education and Religious Education.- 33 The Anthropological Dimensions of the Preparation of Youth for Marriage and Family.- 34 Stewards of Creation: Laudato Si', Ecological Conversion and Religious Education.- 35 Engagement in Religious Education: Focusing on Spiritual and Religious Capabilities.- 36 Integrating Community Spirituality into Religious Education: A School Educator's Role.- 37 Applying Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory in the Religious Education Classroom.- 38 Profiling and Enhancing Religious Education in Catholic Schools.- 39 How do Sport Educator-Coaches Contribute to RE in Catholic Schools?.- Part IV Inter-Religious Issues.- 40 Teaching about Religious Diversity: Policy and Practice from the Council of Europe.- 41 Religious Education: A Creative Time and Space for Spiritual Development.- 42 The Student Voice in South African Catholic School Religious Education.- 43 Pedagogical Identity for Religious Education in Catholic Schools: A Brazilian Case Study.- 44 A Panorama of Christian Religious Education Education in Nigeria.- 45 Identity and Dialogue: Learning from a Personal Interreligious Encounter.- 46 Catholic Religious Education in Germany and the Challenges of Religious Plurality.- 47 Interreligious Education Involving Christianity and Confucianism in Hong Kong.- 48 A Theory of Alterity as a Perspective for Interreligious Learning.- Part V Contextual Issues.- 49 Policies to Reform Religious Education in Hong Kong Catholic Schools.- 50 Catholic Youth Associations' Activities in All-Day Schools in Germany: Opportunities and Limits.- 51 The Medellin Path in the School Institution: The Chilean Case.- 52 Religious Education in the Secularized Netherlands.

About the Author

Professor Michael T. Buchanan is an Associate Professor of Religious Education at Australian Catholic University. He is a member of the LaSalle Academy for Religious Education and lectures at the postgraduate level on Religious Education Curriculum Development, Leadership in Faith-based Schools, and Religious Education Leadership. He has published widely in international scholarly journals, and his book publications include the first volume of "Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools," "Leadership and Religious Schools: International Perspectives and Challenges," and "Managing Curriculum Change in Religious Education: An Inside Perspective from School Leaders in Religious Education." His research interests include leading religious education in schools and faith based leadership. Michael is also the immediate past editor of the Religious Education Journal of Australia. He is a research fellow at York St John University, UK and an affiliated Associate Professor at the University of Malta, Malta. Professor Adrian-Mario Gellel is an Associate Professor of Religious Education at the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Theology, University of Malta. His main areas of interest are symbol literacy, children's spirituality, religious education and general pedagogy. From 2006 to 2010 he was the national coordinator for religious education in schools for the Catholic Church. He led the consultation on the policy document Religious Education in Malta: Reflections by the Catholic Community (2009). Together with Professor Michael Buchanan he edited the first volume of "Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools" (Springer, 2015). He is an editor for the International Journal of Children's Spirituality and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University.

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