Includes bibliographical references (p. -208) and index.
Overview Broad Historical Background How Teaching Brothers were Constructed by the Church Recruitment of Members for Religious Orders of Brothers The Authoritarian Framework within which Brothers Lived their Lives How the Life of Brothers Influenced the Process of Education in their Schools Diversity in Curricular and Pedagogical Activities in Brothers' Schools The Influence of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) The Exposure of Child-abuse Scandals within Brothers' Schools Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book examines the life of Catholic religious teaching brothers across the English-speaking world, especially during the religious order heyday period of 1891-1965. Its central theme is that the commitment of teaching brothers was first and foremost to their religious life and that teaching was always in accord with, and where necessary took second place to, that religious life. Related themes are also examined: how teaching brothers were constructed by the Catholic Church as being different from lay people; recruitment to the life; the socialization process; the process of education in brothers' schools; the influence of the Second Vatican Council; child abuse; and what the future holds. (source: Nielsen Book Data)