A Beacon of Hope: Catholic Schooling in South Africa (and Lesotho)

  • Mark Potterton
  • Nathan Johnstone
Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 2)

Catholic schools form a small fraction of the total number of schools in South Africa, yet their infl uence has been both remarkable and enduring. Catholic schools in South Africa are distinctive because of the philosophy underpinning their approach to education. The dignity of the child is seen as central in the education process, and other signifi cant values underpinning education in Catholic schools include:


Private School Common Good Religious Order Catholic School Religious Congregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Potterton
    • 1
  • Nathan Johnstone
    • 2
  1. 1.Catholic Institute of EducationJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Catholic Institute of EducationSouth Africa

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