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Describe and explain the nature and purpose of a Cathlic School, according to documents published by the Catholic Church
Religion and Theology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Nature and Purpose of Catholic Schools Submitted by: XXXXXXX Student Number: XXXXXXXX University of XXXXXXX Tutor’s Name: XXXXXXX Subject: XXXXXXXX Subject Code: XXXXXXX Date of Submission: XX – XX – 2012 Introduction: Catholic Education system has been a part of the cultures for several decades.
Catholic schools have been developed with a different aim and have been able to provide excellent education for several decades. The main aim of this paper is to discuss the nature and purpose of Catholic education as per the documents published by the Catholic Church. In order to gain a clear perspective of the nature and the purpose of Catholic Education, a brief background and history has been discussed. Following this, a detailed discussion of nature and purpose has been presented. History of Catholic Education: Catholic schools are ‘Permeated by Faith’. In 1823, the Benevolent Irish Society opened up a school in St John’s to help poor people as a form of charity. This school was originally known as Orphan Asylum School, and went on to be used by Roman Catholics and Bishop Anthony Fleming. One of the major concerns then was the non-support from the Government to provide any form of financial support to the school (From Slate to Chalk, n.d.). Of great concern to Bishop Fleming was the government’s refusal to help the Orphan Asylum financially, despite the fact that it was the islands largest school and other denominational schools were receiving government support (From Slate to Chalk, n.d.). ...
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