Professor James Arthur Public Lecture

Professor James Arthur Public Lecture

Issued: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:32:00 BST

Professor James Arthur ‌, University of Birmingham and Honorary Professor of the School of Education, University of Glasgow gave a stimulating public lecture on October 6th entitled, Public and Catholic, the 1918 Education (Scotland) Act and the Identity of Catholic Schools.

In anticipation of 2018, a momentous year for Scottish Catholic Education since it will mark 100 years of the partnership between Church and State with regard to the provision of Catholic schools in Scotland, Professor Arthur examined how a school can be Catholic in its self-understanding and Catholic in its public identity.  The audience contained teachers, academics, clergy, RE advisors along with student Catholic teachers preparing to teach in the Catholic sector.  For them, Arthur’s message was clear: ‘What is taught, how it is taught and by whom it is taught matter – for each must be inspired by the life of Christ. The witness of a Catholic teacher is the first and irreplaceable form of mission that opens hearts and minds.’


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