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Education

IV Training of Trailers Seminar

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usglogoEDUCATION - Dear brothers and sisters,  continuing our dialogue in preparation for the IV Seminar on Formation of Educators with the theme “ Educating today and tomorrow: the Catholic School in the context of the twenty-­?first Century”, we make the following proposal:  from the document of the Congregation for Catholic Education: “Educating today and tomorrow...

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Jea annual meet 2014

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JEAEDUCATION - ‘New Delhi - Jesuit Education Association (JEA) of South Asia had a 3 days meeting at Nav Jeevan Renewal Centre, Delhi. The meeting began on the evening on 22nd October with Holy Eucharist. This Annual meeting of 2014 was significant in many ways. First, Fr. Norbert Menezes SJ (PAT) the veteran educationist, stepped down from the office...

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Church grapples with caste system in Nepal

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sharmapreviewEDUCATION - Bishop Anthony Francis Sharma loves his title as emeritus bishop of Nepal. He loves it because it allows him to make a little joke at his own expense. “So, I merit to be a bishop now,” Sharma says as he introduces himself. The 77-year-old little bundle of charm, intelligence and delight laughs because he never wanted to be a bishop in the first place...

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Belgium - Don Bosco International is now a member of the European Alliance for Investing in Children

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BRUXELLES – In September, the Salesian NGO Don Bosco International became the 21st member of the European Alliance for investing in Children. The EU Alliance is committed to ending child poverty and to promoting child well-being across Europe. At a time when over a quarter of children in the EU face poverty...

 

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Guild to support Catholic vocation

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EDUCATION - Catholic educators in Durham Region now have a guild to call their own. Earlier this month the Catholic Teachers’ Guild of Durham, a local branch of the Federation of Catholic Teachers’ Guilds in Canada, held its first official meeting with a dozen core members. Its inaugural public event will be held at St. Leo the Great...

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"Because I am a Girl": education eradicating poverty

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girlspreviewEDUCATION - More than 120 million children around the world do not go to primary school. At least 250 million children cannot read or count, even if they have spent a couple of years in school. Most of them live in developing nations, and most of them are girls. Receiving an education should be a basic right for every child because what he or she learns improves...

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CEAP confab to tackle Mindanao peace, Bangsamoro law

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philippinespreviewEDUCATION - The peace process in Mindanao and the creation of the Bangsamoro political entity will be among the topics to be discussed at the upcoming national convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) to be held in Davao from September 24 to 26. At least 3,000 representatives of CEAP member-schools are expected...

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El Salvador - Children and young people fighting violence with music

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musicaEDUCATION - "A thousand children and teenagers who live in crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have found their best weapon against violence in a music programme supported by the World Bank and funded by Japan." It is the Don Bosco Youth Symphony Orchestra, which started just over a year ago in San Salvador. The story is told in an article in the newspaper El Nuevo Herald...

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Educate Today and Tomorrow: A Passion that Renews Us

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educareEDUCATION - Vatican City.  ‘Educate Today and Tomorrow: A Passion that Renews Us’, is the title of the working document published on April 7 by the Congregation for Catholic Education in preparation for the World Congress on Education that will be held in Rome on November 18-21, 2015.  The 50th  anniversary of the Council Declaration on Christian Education...

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Vietnam’s first Catholic university could be built within a year

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vietnamEDUCATION - Vietnam’s first Catholic university is no longer a mirage. It is very soon going to become a reality, in fact according to Paul Bui Van Doc, Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City, the structure could be ready within a year. It is going to mark a crucial turning point in the history of the Vietnamese Catholic Church, the sign of an eagerly awaited return to the freedom of education...

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India’s first Jesuit university opens

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EDUCATION - The new university is the first "digital" university in the country, the first Catholic university in the state and the fourth in India. It aims to have a leading position in a research-oriented universities, which generates and disseminates knowledge for the benefit of all. Imitating Christ as a model of wisdom for young...

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Churches in Europe: Ccee, drop in Callings and the Challenge of Secularisation

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don Michel Remery, vice-secretary general of the Council of European Bishops Conferences (Ccee)EDUCATION - The European bishops are worried about the drop in the number of callings in Europe because of the attendant drop in the number of Christian devotees in the continent. That’s why the need for a new announcement of Christ, especially to young people, comes to the fore in an increasingly clear manner. “How can one speak of calling to someone...

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Children and Adolescents in the balance

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ninospreviewEDUCATION - June 12 is the celebration of the World Day against Child Labour.  It is a problem that touches the reality of young people.  From its origins, the FMA Institute, dedicated to the mission of education, turns its attention to all ages, in particular to adolescents who are maturing their fundamental choices in life.  In recent weeks...

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Loyola School launches Asian Theology Programme

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loyolapreviewEDUCATION - The Loyola School of Theology (LST) in Manila has begun offering a theology programme through which students, especially Jesuit scholastics, can engage with Asian contexts. Asia Pacific is marked with great cultural diversity, extreme poverty in many countries, and minority Christian presence in most countries amid much...

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Brazil - Professor Eric Mazur receives an international award for the development of the method used in UNISAL

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unisalEDUCATION - The physicist, Professor Doctor Eric Mazur, is the first winner of the Minerva Prize for Progress in Higher Education, awarded by the Minerva Academy in the United States of America. Doctor Mazur, Professor of Physics at Harvard University, was honoured for his significant contribution to the improvement of higher...

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Montfortian Psychological Counseling & Educational Center of Excellence

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MCEP previewEDUCATION - MPCE-CoE has now begun its empowerment program designed for students, teachers, principals, and parents. This provides quality tips, tools and proven practices from experts in education, psychology, counseling, design-thinking, and problem solving, to meet the demands of today's high-performing and developing...

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Abuse on minors, after "zero tolerance", the investment is on prevention. A code of conduct

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abus mineurs2EDUCATION - The scene takes place inside the small office of a gym instructor. His name is Martin, Hannah is the young prey. The sequence has a sly, slow pace. He tells her how to do her exercises. Standing behind her, he extends her legs with his knees. She hesitates but consents, but doesn't understand why he's holding her...

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Religion at school, a right

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Bispoa-galegospreviewEDUCATION - "Religious knowledge cannot be confined at the margins of social structures and educational processes. It is our belief there should be room for the religious element in the public and educational arena in a condition of equality. You, fathers and mothers, have the right and the responsibility of demanding that your...

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Jesus Must be Foundation of Every Catholic School

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JesuspreviewEDUCATION - Conclusions of Meeting of European Bishops and Catholic School Leaders in Sarajevo. Catholic schools must have Christ as their foundation, and Catholic teachers are the core of the educational and missionary action of the Church. Their recruitment and training are also a challenge for the future of the...

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Educator wants to increase ethical use of technology in classrooms

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EDUCATION - Michael Redfearn is on a mission to make technology a bigger part of the Catholic classroom.
“There has been an explosion in, I would say, the past 10 years at least and it just keeps increasing exponentially in terms of social media and the hardware as well, the mobile technology,” said Redfearn, 57...

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Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Dare to Educate a Girl-Child

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Daphne 1previewEDUCATION -“I have come that you may have life, and have it to the fullest.” Jn 10:10. This is the Lord’s promise to every human person, whether man or a woman, rich or poor.  It is His promise very specially to the marginalized and deprived sections of our society. However for  most Indian women, specially in rural India, this promise is...

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