Melissa Pavloff | March 12, 2019
The University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, will explore strategic responses to secularization, freedom and accountability and school leader formation in Catholic schools in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland at an international conference at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway starting Tuesday (March 12).
“Contemporary Issues Facing Catholic Schools: Lessons from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States” is designed to deepen international, research-based dialogue by providing a platform to compare Catholic education institutions across the three countries and to strengthen the systems in each.
With 14 scheduled presenters and 45 attendees, including several bishops and university faculty, the conference’s sponsors hope they will spur important dialogue about the best approach to ensuring the vitality of Catholic schools internationally.
“This conference provides a unique opportunity for us to share the challenges that Catholic schools face in each of our countries,” said John Staud, the acting director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives. “We believe that this dialogue will lead to thoughtful ways we can work together to strengthen Catholic education.”
Along with the Institute for Educational Initiatives, the conference is sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.
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