Catholic Schools: Schools with Catholic Teachers

Lista Stefania

Abstract


The question of the necessity of Catholic teachers to Catholic education is one with deep historical, political and philosophical roots in Canada. It has been argued by those of either opinion that Catholic education necessarily requires Catholic teachers and that non-Catholic teachers can equally impart a Catholic education. Logically, the first step in determining the answer to this enduring question must be to define Catholic education. Depending on our philosophy of education, the answer to this question will change. The following essay will show that given the philosophy of education held by the Catholic Church and the Catholic School Board, Catholic schools necessarily require Catholic teachers. 


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