Gleeson, J. P & O'Flaherty, J. (2016). The teacher as moral educator: Comparative study of secondary teachers in Catholic schools in Australia and Ireland. Teaching and Teacher Education,55 45-56. United Kingdom: Elsevier. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2015.12.002
This paper considers the role of the teacher in relation to moral education in Catholic schools in Australia and Ireland. Literature pertaining to faith-based schooling, the moral role of the teacher and moral education across the curriculum in both countries is outlined. The paper draws on a small-scale study involving a survey with 154 respondents and individual interviews with nine teachers. Some interesting country differences emerged that are indicative of cultural settings. These include pedagogical practices, the nature of teacher–student relationships and levels of awareness of schools' founding charisms. Some implications for moral education in faith-based schools are identified.
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