The following is a review I wrote for a wonderful book by Dr Gerard O’Shea, Professor in the School of Education at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney Campus. The book is titled: ‘Educating in Christ: A Practical Handbook for Developing the Catholic Faith from Childhood to Adolescence—for Parents, Teachers, Catechists and School Administrators.’
I would wholeheartedly recommend the book, and pretty well everything else that emerges from the mind and pen of Prof. O’Shea.
Here is the review:
“Every pedagogy implies an anthropology. This is the truism that underpins the great practical insight and theoretical wisdom of this book.
Combining a broad range of experiential knowledge as an educator
in a variety of levels and capacities with a profound grasp of traditional and
contemporary theological, catechetical, and pedagogical research, Prof. Gerard
O’Shea’s Educating in Christ will no doubt be of tremendous value to parents,
teachers, catechists, and school administrators…