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Catholic Teaching Brothers
Their Life in the English-Speaking World, 1891-1965
 
 
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14 Sep 2012
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This book examines the life of Catholic religious teaching brothers across the English-speaking world, especially during the religious order heyday period of 1891–1965. Its central theme is that the commitment of teaching brothers was first and foremost to their religious life and that teaching was always in accord with, and where necessary took second place to, that religious life. Related themes are also examined: how teaching brothers were constructed by the Catholic Church as being different from lay people; recruitment to the life; the socialization process; the process of education in brothers' schools; the influence of the Second Vatican Council; child abuse; and what the future holds.


Description

This book examines the life of Catholic religious teaching brothers across the English-speaking world, especially during the religious order heyday period of 1891–1965. Its central theme is that the commitment of teaching brothers was first and foremost to their religious life and that teaching was always in accord with, and where necessary took second place to, that religious life. Related themes are also examined: how teaching brothers were constructed by the Catholic Church as being different from lay people; recruitment to the life; the socialization process; the process of education in brothers' schools; the influence of the Second Vatican Council; child abuse; and what the future holds.


Reviews

"O'Donoghue's authoritative work casts a welcome light on the shadowy world of Catholic teaching brothers on three continents and explains for the first time how they were recruited and trained. Fair and balanced in its appraisal, it makes a unique and original contribution to the scholarship on the history of education." - Brian Titley, professor of education, The University of Lethbridge

"This is an excellent work of scholarship in a very important and greatly neglected field. It should be read by everyone interested in the history of religion and in faith-based schooling. It is also most instructive for those interested in current educational practice, including in teacher preparation." - Tania Aspland, professor of education at The University of Adelaide and president of the Australian Teacher Education Association

"This book provides a major advance in the history of Catholic education and in the history of religion more broadly. It will be of special interest to academics and students of social and cultural history. It also makes a significant contribution to the history of gender and masculinities." - Dr. Judith Harford, School of Education, University College Dublin

"Catholic Teaching Brothers paints a familiar portrait of the order, yet the author is not afraid to make critical statements . . . This book provides compelling insight into the brothers." - Conscience


Contents

Overview
Broad Historical Background
How Teaching Brothers were Constructed by the Church
Recruitment of Members for Religious Orders of Brothers
The Authoritarian Framework within which Brothers Lived their Lives
How the Life of Brothers Influenced the Process of Education in their Schools
Diversity in Curricular and Pedagogical Activities in Brothers' Schools
The Influence of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65)
The Exposure of Child-abuse Scandals within Brothers' Schools
Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards


Authors

TOM O'DONOGHUE is a Professor of Education in The Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia.