International Handbook of Catholic Education

Challenges for School Systems in the 21st Century

  • Gerald Grace
  • Joseph O’Keefe (SJ)

Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Americas And Europe

    1. Challenges for Catholic Schooling in the Usa and Canada

    2. Challenges for Catholic Schooling in Latin America

      1. Sergio Martinic, Mirentxu Anaya
        Pages 195-209
      2. Ana María Cambours de Donini, Carlos Horacio Torrendell
        Pages 211-228
    3. Challenges for Catholic Schools in Europe

      1. Fr. James Gallagher
        Pages 249-268
      2. David Tuohy (SJ)
        Pages 269-290
      3. Joaquim Azevedo, Antόnio M. Fonseca, Rodrigo Queiroz e Melo
        Pages 311-328
      4. James C. Conroy, Michael McGrath
        Pages 385-405
      5. Archbishop J. Michael Miller
        Pages 449-480
      6. Wlodzimierz Wieczorek
        Pages 501-517
  3. Africa, The Middle East, Asia, And Australasia

    1. Challenges for Catholic Schooling in Africa

    2. Challenges for Catholic Schooling in India and the Middle East

    3. Challenges for Catholic Schooling in the Philippines and Thailand

    4. Challenges for Catholic Schools in Hong Kong

      1. Magdalena Mo Ching Mok
        Pages 751-769
    5. Challenges for Catholic Schools in Australia and New Zealand

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 871-907

About this book


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 will be ‘Catholic Education: challenges and responses’ in a number of international settings. The analytical focus will be 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 will be undertaken of the various responses which are being made to these challenges. The two volumes will be organized by geography.


Catholic schools, faith schools, international research Europe Governance curriculum education politics school

Editors 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.Lynch School of EducationBoston CollegeUSA

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