Leadership in Religious Education

Editor Richard Rymarz
Edizione Messagero Padova
ISBN 1921032200
RRP $29.95
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Background
Over the past twenty years there has been considerable effort to raise the educational profile and standard of religious education. However, to achieve high quality religious education requires skilled leadership in the discipline. Recognising this need, a select group of tertiary educators in this book addresses conceptual and practical issues involved in helping leaders and potential leaders in religious education to develop their knowledge, skills and vision. It will be especially useful to Religious Education Coordinators, Heads of Religious Education and Assistant Principals Religious Education in Catholic schools.

Author
Dr Richard Rymarz is Senior Lecturer in Religious Education at Australian Catholic University National. In this volume, he brings together the views of faculty from Australian Catholic University National and Catholic Education Offices from almost all of the Australian states. Together with him, all are involved in working with and equipping those faced with the challenging role of offering leadership in religious education.

Contributors
The list of contributors to this book includes the following leaders in religious education:
Michael T. Buchanan and Brendan Hyde, lecturers in religious education at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne;
Helen Healy, Head of Faith Education Services for the Catholic Education Office, Hobart; Paul Sharkey, Assistant Director for Catholic Education in South Australia;
Richard Rymarz, Senior Lecturer, School of Religious Education at Australian Catholic University, St Patrick’s Campus, Melbourne;
Jan Grajczonek, lecturer in the School of Religious Education at McAuley Campus of Australian Catholic University, Brisbane;
Kath Engebretson, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Australian Catholic University;
Marian de Souza, Senior Lecturer and Student Adviser in the School of Religious Education, Australian Catholic University, Ballarat; and
Leonie Crotty rsm, Head of Religious Education, Catholic Education Office, Sydney.

Audience
It will be especially useful to Religious Education Coordinators, Heads of Religious Education and Assistant Principals Religious Education in Catholic schools. Anyone who is involved in religious education will be able to read this book and have a thorough sense of all the issues

Sales and Media Information
Review copies will be mailed to curriculum heads, and key decision makers within the education system. Review copies will be sent tertiary lecturers.

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Beyond the Culture of Care

Frances M Moran
ISBN 1 921032 21 9
RRP $24.95
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Background
Western culture has largely souled-out to the forces of the all pervasive marketplace in which everything has a dollar value, even human beings. How can we provide a pastoral response to the market mentality? A new pastoral practice is needed whose primary task is to affi rm that people exist in the world as subjects not as objects. In this book, Frances Moran outlines the aim, principles of justifi cation and a method for pastoral practice in our times, one that will enable people to recognise their humanity as subjects, and so acknowledge the realm wherein the spirit lives.

Author
Frances M Moran MA PhD has worked as a practising clinician in the psychoanalytic tradition in Melbourne, Australia, for many years. Her innovative lectures and seminars in pastoral psychology have won wide appeal. Her published works include Notes on Self for the Restless Spirit (1998), Searching for the Soul (co-authored with Tony Kelly, 1999) and Listening: A Pastoral Style (2001)

Who should read this book?
Anybody involved in the pastoral care of others – pastoral care professionals working in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, factories and offi ces, in parishes and churches, ministers of religion, and individuals caring for family members or others on a voluntary basis.

Why?.
To gain a better understanding of the specifi c role of a pastoral worker and the skills involved; To be aware of the core concerns of the people in their care, who are often treated as objects by the marketplace.

What’s different ?
A book for pastoral workers that argues that pastoral work entails much more than simply being caring. Presents pastoral work as a discipline and outlines the aim, principles of justifi cation and method for a pastoral practice in our time.

What will you get from the book ?
A clearer understanding of what is involved in your role as a pastoral worker. An awareness of the impact of the market mentality on people. You will learn to become more of a listener than a problem-solver.

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Call St Pauls Publications 60-70 Broughton Road – PO Box 906 – Strathfield NSW 2135  Australia
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