Catholic education has been one of the most important ministries of the Church since its arrival in Canada. It has shaped generations of women and men and formed the very foundation of faith. However, the social, cultural and political changes of the last 30 years have challenged educators to define the value and purpose of Catholic education.
Leading educator and theologian Richard Rymarz explores the vision of Catholic education in light of these recent cultural changes and proposes a way forward for creating authentic Catholic schools.
Thoroughly engaging and thought provoking, Creating an Authentic Catholic School is a must-have resource for educators, religious and clergy dedicated to sustaining vital Catholic schools in Canada.
Dr. Richard Rymarz, Ph.D., served as a professor at St. Joseph?s College at the University of Alberta and holds the Peter and Doris Kule Chair in Catholic Religious Education. He received his doctorate in theology from the Australian Catholic University. He is the author of So, You're Teaching Religion.