This new issue of the Journal of Global Catholicism studies K-12 Catholic education in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and the USA. Guest edited by Quentin Wodon, lead economist at the World Bank and creator of the Global Catholic Education project, the issue reflects on educators’ emerging pedagogical experiments and strategies in light of the sometimes-tense religious diversity that characterizes everyday life in these regions. In addition, based on interviews for the Global Catholic Education project, Wodon shares examples of how educators around the world are implementing Pope Francis' vision outlined in the Global Compact on Education.
Finally in this issue, Editor-in-Chief Mathew N. Schmalz introduces a new series of "Interviews in Global Catholic Studies," featuring Catholic studies scholars and leaders at the university level. The interviews are available in both video and transcript form.
The open-access Journal is available free to download or read online. What's inside:
- Marc Roscoe Loustau, "Overview and Acknowledgments"
- Quentin Wodon, "Lived Experience in Catholic Education: Research and Reflections from Sub-Saharan Africa and North America"
- Alexandre Bingo, "Catholic Education and the Challenge of Religious Pluralism: The Private Catholic High School Saint Luc in Burkina Faso"
- Antoinette Nneka Opara and Quentin Wodon, "Student Experiences with Violence in Schools: Insights from a Survey in Two Catholic Schools for Girls in Nigeria"
- Joseph Domfeh-Boateng, "Selection and Faith/Spiritual Formation of Catholic Public School Lay Principals in Ghana"
- Quentin Wodon, "Decline in Student Enrollment, Parental Willingness to Consider Catholic Schools, and Sources of Comparative Advantage in the United States"
- Quentin Wodon, "Responding to Pope Francis’ Call for a Global Compact on Education: Insights from Interviews by the Global Catholic Education Project"
Interviews in Global Catholic Studies
- William T. Cavanaugh, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University (video / transcript)
- Paul D. Murray, Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University (video / transcript)
- Kenneth Parker, Department of Catholic Studies, Duquesne University (video / transcript)
The Journal of Global Catholicism is now accepting submissions. The Journal is published as part of the Catholics & Cultures initiative, administered by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Read our Peer Review Statement of Principles and Commitments.