Date of Submission
Chambers, M. (2015). 'An especially delicate task': The place of students who are not Catholics in catholic schools in Australia (Doctoral thesis, Australian Catholic University). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a9cb59fb0b71
This study investigates the place of students who are not Catholics in Catholic schools in Australia and, in particular, in Queensland. It does so primarily through a re-‐examination of history and through an analysis of relevant educational, ecclesial and theoretical documents. It begins with the origins – both mythological and historical -‐ of Catholic schools in Australia and traces the place of non-‐Catholic students in Catholic schools through the lens of the Second Vatican Council, the documents of the Congregation for Catholic Education and Australian episcopal documentation about Catholic schooling.
School of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Faculty of Education and Arts