Gleeson, J. & O'Neill, M. (2015). Student Teachers’ Opinions, Beliefs and Attitudes Concerning Faith-based Education and Identity. Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Catholic University.
This report outlines and analyses the opinions, beliefs and attitudes of student teachers with regard to certain aspects of faith-based education and identity. The data were collected using a survey (Appendix 1) of student teachers who entered ACU in 2014. This summary sets out the profile of respondents and the main findings which are presented under the following headings: reasons for choice of secondary school; students’ perceptions of their knowledge of Catholic teaching; educational values; perceived purposes of Catholic education; perceptions of the characteristics of Catholic schools; main issues facing Catholic/faith-based education today.
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