Fragmented Catholicity and Social Cohesion: Faith Schools in a Plural Society by Ann E. CassonFragmented Catholicity and Social Cohesion: Faith Schools in a Plural Society by Ann E. Casson

Fragmented Catholicity and Social Cohesion: Faith Schools in a Plural Society

byAnn E. Casson

Paperback | December 11, 2012

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Faith schools make visible a connection between religion and education, a much-contested aim. Principled arguments are frequently made for and against these schools, without evidence from empirical research. This book attempts to address the issues raised by religious education by offering a rich in-depth ethnographic case study of Catholic secondary schools, exploring pupils’ perceptions of life in the Catholic secondary school in twenty-first-century England. The findings suggest that although the crucifix is in all classrooms, the Catholicity within the school is changing. Catholic pupils are constructing fragmentary Catholic identities; they are asserting a ‘right to bricolage’.
This book considers questions pertinent to all faith schools, such as the extent to which they may contribute to or detract from social cohesion, and the extent to which a faith school is able to and/or ought to maintain and transmit the memory of faith tradition in a secular and plural society.
Ann Casson holds a PhD from the Institute of Education at Warwick University. She is an Associate Fellow of the Warwick Religious Education Research Unit (WRERU) and a trustee of the Religious Resources Centre in North East England. She is a qualified secondary Religious Education teacher who has taught in a variety of English schools ...
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Title:Fragmented Catholicity and Social Cohesion: Faith Schools in a Plural SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034308965

ISBN - 13:9783034308960

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Contents: Catholic schools in context – Changing signs of Catholicity – Fragmented Catholicity – Transmitting Catholicity – Religious Education – A Catholic community – Social cohesion and Catholicity – Implications for the Catholic future.