Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II
The Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), called by Pope John XXIII in 1959, produced sixteen documents that outlined the Church’s attempts to meet increasing calls for modernization in the wake of social and cultural changes that were taking place in the twentieth century.
Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II is the first work dedicated to the effects of the Second Vatican Council on catholic education in various national and cultural contexts. These original pieces, grounded in archival research, explore the social, political, and economic repercussions of Catholic educational changes in Canada, Europe, and South America. The volume provides insightful analysis of many issues including the tensions between Catholicism and Indigenous education in Canada, the secularization of curriculum in the Catholic classroom, Church-State relations and more. The contributors reveal the tensions between doctrinal faith and socio-economic structures of privilege found within the Church and introduces the reader to complex political interactions within the Church itself in the midst of a rapid era of secularization.
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- Page Count: 360 pages
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"There are two or three very good chapters on Catholic schools in Spain and France detailing and providing us with valuable historical expositions. The book also addresses some key issues challenging Catholic education and provides some interesting insights."
James Arthur, University of Birmingham
The Catholic Historical Review vol. 104 no. 2, Spring 2018
"The chapters of Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II are well researched, well written, and have the capacity to significantly augment one’s understanding of the permanent and dramatic change that took place in Catholic education in the twentieth century."
K.M. Gemmell, University of British Columbia
"Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II opens up new areas of debate and will be of great relevance to the growing field of study that focuses on the contribution of the religious orders and congregations to education."
Stephen McKinney, School of Education, University of Glasgow
"This volume is an important contribution to the emerging scholarship on Vatican II and its impact on Catholicism from a transnational perspective."
Margaret McGuinness, Department of Religion, LaSalle University
Author InformationRosa Bruno-Jofré is professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Education, cross-appointed to the Department of History at Queen’s University.
Jon Igelmo Zaldívar is a Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Psychology and Education at the University of Deusto, Spain.
Table of contents
Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar
Emerging Issues and Approaches in the Analysis of Catholicism and Education: Fifty Years after Vatican II
PART I. The Theological Framework: From Objectivity to Subjectivity and the Varied Strands
From Objectivity to Subjectivity: Changes in the 19th and 20th Centuries and Their Impact on Post-Vatican II Theological EducationPART II. The Relationship between Church and State
Bernard Hugonnier and Gemma Serrano
Going to the Past: A Longue Durée Analysis of Catholic Education and the State in France
Carlos Martínez Valle
Active Methods and Social Secularization in School Catechesis during the Franco Dictatorship (1939-1975): A Transfer in a Cultural System in Change
Paulí Dávila and Luis M. Naya Garmendia
Turning Need into a Virtue: The Adjustment to the Educational Demands of the Religious Congregations: The Case of De La Salle in the Basque Country, Spain
The Sisters of the Infant Jesus in Bembibre, León, Spain, during the Second Stage of Francoism (1957-1975): The School with No DoorsPART III. The Processes of Re-signification of Missions
Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar
Ivan Illich, the Critique of the Church as It: From a Vision of the Missioner to a Critique of Schooling
From Serving in the Missions at Home to Serving in Latin America: The Post-Vatican II Experience of Canadian Women Religious
Women Religious, Vatican II, Education, and the State in Atlantic Canada
The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM) in Canada, the Long 1960s, and Vatican II: From Carving Spaces in the Educational State to Living the Radicality of the Gospel
PART IV. Changes in Curriculum and the Catholic Classroom after Vatican II
The Conditions of Reception for the Declaration on Christian Education: Secularization and the Educational State of Ontario
Cristián Cox and Patricia Imbarack
Catholic Elite Education in Chile: Worlds ApartPART V: Catholicism and Aboriginal Education in Canada
Balancing the Spirit in Aboriginal Catholic Education in Ontario
Indigenous Education as Failed Ontological ReconfigurationPART VI: Religious Renewal and Public Pedagogy
“The Scandalous Revolutionary Force of the Past”: On Pasolini’s The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Carlos Martínez Valle and Gemma Serrano
Conclusion – Catholicism and Education: Points of Intersection, Opposition, and Configuration
PrizesGeorge Edward Clerk Award - Winner in 2018
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