Teaching Religious Education in Catholic Schools:
Canadian Perspectives

Richard Rymarz
University of Alberta, Canada

$49.50 inc GST
122 pages, 240x174mm, Softcover

ISBN 9781921333-521

Available in August 2013

The Book
Religious education, at all grade levels, has an important place in the curriculum of Catholic schools. As such it is an integral part of Catholic education. If it is to be taught with integrity and purpose, religious education needs to be better understood, especially in its educational dimension, and seen as a subject area with its own language, rationale and content.

This book examines some of the many factors that shape the teaching of religious education in Canadian Catholic schools. These include the changing social context in which it is taught and the theoretical basis of the discipline as well as specific factors such as teacher background. Teaching Religious Education in Catholic Schools: Canadian Perspectives will greatly assist those teaching or planning to teach religious education in Canadian Catholic schools.

                        

The Author
Richard Rymarz
EdD, PhD holds the Peter and Doris Kule Chair in Catholic Religious Education at St Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, Canada. He is also Director of Graduate Programs in Religious Education at Newman Theological College, Edmonton and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education, Australia Catholic University.

He has written and researched widely on Catholic education.