Selected publications and research activity

Books

Franchi, L. (2016) Shared Mission: Religious Education in the Catholic Tradition. London: Scepter

Convery, R. Franchi, L. and McCluskey, R. (2014) Reclaiming the Piazza: Catholic Education as a Cultural Project. Leominster: Gracewing.

Conroy, J. et al. (2013) Does Religious Education Work? A Multi-Dimensional Investigation. London: Bloomsbury. 

Coll, R & Hone, E (2009) Altogether: Creative prayer with children. Dublin: Veritas.

 

Chapters in Books

Franchi, L (2018) Religious Education and Catholic Education: A Scottish Perspective. In Whittle, S (Ed.) 2018. Researching Catholic Education: Contemporary Perspectives. Singapore: Springer

Franchi, L (2017)  Catholic Schools and the New Evangelisation’. In Convery, R., Franchi, L. and McCluskey, R. (2017) (Eds.) Reclaiming the Piazza II: Catholic Education and the New Evangelisation.  Leominster: Gracewing.

McKinney S.J. (2017) Catholic schools in Glasgow and caring for the needs of those who are poor. In Whittle, S. (ed.) Vatican II and New Thinking about Catholic Education. London: Routledge. pp.96-112. ISBN: 9781472488633.

McKinney, S.J. (2018) The Preferential Option for the Poor and Catholic Schools. In Whittle, S. (ed.) Researching Catholic Education. Contemporary Perspectives. Singapore: Springer (pp. 95-112). ISBN 978-981-10-7807-1.

McKinney, S.J. (2018) ‘Catholic Education in Scotland’ in Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A.  (eds) Scottish Education 5th edition.Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474437844.

McKinney, S.J. (2018) ‘Religious Intolerance: Sectarianism’ in Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A.  (eds) Scottish Education 5th edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474437844.

Franchi, L., Conroy, J and McKinney, S. (2015) Religious Education. In Wyse, D., Hayward, L and Pandaya, J. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. Volume 1. London: SAGE

Coll, R. (2015) Catholic Religious Education in Scotland: Bridging the Gap Between Teacher Education and Curriculum Delivery. In  Buchanan, M. and Gellel, A. (Eds.)  Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools. Dordrecht: Springer Publishers. pp. 179-194

Conroy, J. (2014) Religious Education at Schools in Scotland. In Rothgangel, M., Jackson, R., and Jäggle, M. (Eds.) Religious Education at Schools in Europe. Part 2: Western Europe. Vienna: Vienna University Press, pp. 233-260.

Franchi, L. and Robinson L. (2014) Spiritual Development. In  Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (Eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE, London. 

McKinney, S. (2013) Education in a Catholic perspective. In: McKinney, S.J. and Sullivan, J. (Eds.) Education in a Catholic Perspective. Ashgate, Farnham, UK. 

McKinney, S. (2013) Catholic Education in Scotland. In: Bryce, T.G.K.Humes, W.M.Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (Eds.) Scottish Education. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 298-307. ISBN 9780748645824

McKinney, S. and Hill, R.J. (2013) Jesus as teacher: reading the Gospel for new perspectives. In: McKinney, S.J. and Sullivan, J. (eds.) Education in a Catholic Perspective. Ashgate, Farnham, UK. ISBN 9781409452713

McLuskey, R. and McKinney, S. (2013) Introduction. In: McCluskey, R. and McKinney, S.J. (eds.) How the Teacher is Represented in Literature, History, Religion and the Arts: Cross Cultural Analysis of a Stereotype. Edwin Mellen Press, Lampeter, UK. ISBN 9780773445208

Franchi, L. (2013) Words are not Enough: The Teacher in the Writings of St. Augustine. In McCluskey, R. and McKinney, S.J. (Eds.) How the Teacher is Represented in Literature, History, Religion and the Arts: Cross Cultural Analysis of a Stereotype. Edwin Mellen Press, Lampeter, UK.

 

Journal Articles

McKinney, S.J. (2018) The roots of the preferential option for the poor in Catholic schools in Luke’s Gospel. International Studies in Catholic Education. Volume 10, Issue 2. pp. 222-232.

Franchi, L., and Rymarz, R. (2017) The education of teachers for Catholic schools: responding to changed cultural contexts.International Studies in Catholic Education, 9(1), pp. 2-16.(doi:10.1080/19422539.2017.1286905)

Franchi, L. (2016) Laudato Si’ and ecological education: implications for Catholic education. Pensamiento Educativo: Journal of Latin American Educational Research, 53(2), pp. 1-13.

Franchi, L. (2016) Catholic education and intercultural dialogue.Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 19(4), pp. 117-139. 

Conroy, J. (2016). Religious Education and Religious Literacy-A Professional Aspiration. British Journal of Religious Education. Volume 38 (2).

Franchi, L. (2016). Being Open to Others in Catholic Schools. EducA-International Journal of Catholic Education. (Online.)

McKinney, S. (2015) The historical and contemporary debate about the relation of Catholic schools in Scotland and the social problem of sectarianism. Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 10(1). pp. 13-45. (doi:10.6092/issn.1970-2221/4680)

McKinney, S. and Zannoni, F. (2015) Religion, conflict and education. Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica – Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 10(1). pp. 1-12. (doi:10.6092/issn.1970-2221/4679)

Franchi, L. (2014) La escuela católica como “atrio de los gentiles”.Palabra . pp. 54-57.

McKinney, S.J. and Conroy, J.C. (2014) The Continued Existence of State-funded Catholic schools in Scotland. Comparative Education. 7 August 2014

Davis, R. (2014) Religion, Education and the Post-Secular Child. Critical Studies in Education. Volume 55 (1) 

Franchi, L (2014) The Catholic School as a Courtyard of the GentilesJournal of Catholic Education Volume 17 (2) (This journal was formerly known as Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice)

Franchi, L. (2013) Catechesis and Religious Education: A Case-study from Scotland. Religious Education. Volume 108(5)

Davis, R. and Franchi, L. (2013) A Catholic curriculum for the twenty-first century. International Studies in Catholic Education. Volume 5 (1)

Baumfield, V., Conroy, J., Davis, R. and Lundie, D. (2012) The Delphi Method:Gathering Expert Opinion in Religious EducationBritish Journal of Religious Education. Volume 34(1)

Bollan, J. (2012) Eucharist and School Leadership: The Catholic School as the Body of Christ. Pastoral Review. January 2013

Davis, R. (2011) Brilliance of Fire: Innocence, Experience and the Theory of Childhood. Journal of Philosophy of Education. Volume 45 (2)

Franchi, L. (2011) Healing the Wounds: St. Augustine, Catechesis and Religious Education Today. Religious Education. Volume 106 (3)

Franchi, L. (2011) Can There Be a Second Spring of Catholic Higher Education? Journal of Catholic Higher Education. Volume 30(1)

McKinney, S. (2010) Gospel, Poverty and Catholic Schools. International studies in Catholic Education. Volume 2 (2)

Coll, R. (2009) Catholic School Leadership: Exploring Its Impact on the Faith Development of Probationer Teachers in Scotland. International Studies in Catholic Education. Volume 1 (2)

Coll, R. (2009)  From Theory to Practice: The Experience of Catholic Probationary Teachers. Journal of Research on Christian Education. Voliume 18 (2)  

Coll, R., Bollan, J. and Hughes, L. (2009) Catholic Schools on the web: Windows to the soul of Catholic education. Journal of Catholic School Studies (2)

 

Edited Books

McKinney, S. and Sullivan, J. (2013) (Eds.) Education in a Catholic Perspective (Ashgate)

McCluskey, R. and McKinney, S. (2013) (Eds.) How the Teacher is Represented in Literature, History, Religion and the Arts: Cross Cultural Analysis of a Stereotype (Edwin Mellen Press)

Franchi, L. and McKinney, S. (2011) (Eds.)  A Companion to Catholic Education (Gracewing)

Franchi, L. (2007) (Ed.) An Anthology of Catholic Teaching on Education. (Scepter)

 

Other articles

Coll, R (2018)  Connecting with the Catholic community? Nicola Sturgeon and the 2018 Cardinal Winning Lecture Open House. no. 277. July/August 2018

Franchi,  L (2017) The Importance of Reading. Le Chéile. December 2017. pp.15-16.

McKinney, S.J. (2018) 100 Years of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918. The Pastoral Review. Volume 14, Number 3. May/June 2018.

McKinney, S.J. (2018) The Journey Towards the Education (Scotland) Act of 1918. Open House. No. 274.  February/March 2018, pp. 7-8.

McKinney, S.J.  (2018) A Scottish Education Milestone. Open House. no. 275. April/May 2018,  pp. 9-10.

McKinney, S.J.  (2018) An extraordinary invitation: the Education (Scotland) Act of 1918. Open House. no. 276. June/July 2018,  pp. 9-10.

 

Keynote speakers

Coll, R (2018) Keeping Christ at the Centre Presented at West Lothian Wellbeing conference (September 2018) 

Coll, R (2018) Teaching as a Positive Career Choice Presented at S6 Conference, Diocese of Paisley (11 June)

Conroy, J.C. (2018) Religious Education: An Important Challenge, a Pressing Imperative 
Presented at ACISE, University of Glasgow (April 2018)

Conroy, J.C. (2018) RE and the choices and challenge of ProfessionalismPresented at Religious Education in Catholic Schools Conference, Heythrop College, London (9 March)

McKinney S.J. (2018) Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Schools and Religious Education. Religious Education in Catholic Schools. Heythrop College, London (10 March)            

McKinney S.J. (2018) 100 Years of Catholic Schools.  Catholic Schools 1918-2018 Association of Catholic Primary HeadTeachers, Bellshill (24 May)  

                                                        

Conference papers

Coll, R and Reilly, S (2018) Confident student to confident teacher: perspectives of a new generation of Catholic RE teachers in Scotland. Presented at the International Conference on Catholic Religious Education, University of  Malta (8 February 2018)

Davis, R.A (2018) The 1918 Education Act and the Taming of the Irish Presented at ACISE, University of Glasgow (April 2018)

Doherty, R (2018) Education and the Thematics of Fraternal Humanism Presented at ACISE, University of Glasgow (April 2018)

Farrell, M (2018) The Last Taboo: The Depiction of Religion in Children’s Literature.Presented at ACISE, University of Glasgow (April 2018)

Fodey, C (2018)  A strange thing happened when we started to sign: An unexpected learning experience for all. Presented at ACISE, University of Glasgow (April 2018)

Franchi, L (2018) ‘Religious Education Today’ Debate (with Dr Sean Whittle) on the nature of Religious Education (Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Heythrop College, March 9 2018.)

Franchi, L (2018)  ‘Authenticity and Inclusion in Religious Education’ (International Conference on Catholic Religious Education, University of Malta, February 7, 2018).

Franchi, L (2018)   ‘Reflections on Catholic Higher Education Today’ (Research Seminar, St Mary’s University, London, January 29, 2018).

Franchi, L (2018)  Inclusion and Religious Education’ presented at Scottish Educational Research Association  (SERA) Annual Conference (University of the West of Scotland, November 23, 2017).

Harvie, J and McMahon, M (2018) Servant Leadership: A radical or redundant concept of leadership for our times? Presented at ACISE, University of Glasgow (April 2018)

Lappin, M (2018) What happens when we die, Miss? Eschatology and the classroom. Presented at the International Conference on Catholic Religious Education, University of Malta (February 10, 2018.)

McCluskey, R (2018) Centenary of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918: Challenges for the Historian Presented at ACISE, University of Glasgow (April 2018)

McKinney S.J. (2017) Smoke, Mirrors and Misdirection. The Presbyterian Campaign to Amend the 1918 Education (Scotland)

Act in the 1920s. Presented at SERA, University of the West of Scotland (24 November, 2017)                                                   

McKinney S.J. (2017)Preferential Option for the Poor. In Symposium: New Thinking about Catholic Education. Presented at SERA, University of the West of Scotland (24 November, 2017)              

McKinney S.J. (2018) What lessons can the faith school debate learn from The consequences of the Scottish Education ActOf 1918?  Religious Education in Catholic Schools. Heythrop College (9 March 2018)                               

McKinney S.J. (2018)Religious Education and Scripture (workshop) Religious Education in Catholic Schools. Heythrop College (10 March 2018)                                                                 

McKinney S.J. (2018) Rationale for a greater focus on Catholic Social Teaching in Religious Education for Catholic Schools. AULRE annual conference, HeythropCollege, London (10 May 2018)                                                                      

McKinney S.J. (2018) A Theology of Catholic Education? Theological Colloquium: A Theology of Catholic Education, Heythrop College, London (10 July 2018)                                        

McKinney S.J. (2018) The Preferential Option for the poor and contemporary Catholic Schools. Presented at ISREV, XXII. Contemporary Perspectives and Contextual Challenges in Religious and Values Education. Nuremberg, Germany (August 3, 2018)

Reilly, S & Lappin, M. (2018) Outer and inner pilgrim: The impact of pilgrimage upon Catholic Initial Teacher Education students’ faith formation (International Conference on Catholic Religious Education, University of Malta, February 8, 2018).