Teachers: Calling and Response

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199796656
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919352 | DOI:
Teachers: Calling and Response

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This chapter makes the case for the argument that teaching is the most important of all the professions by describing how teachers, and not just administrators, are leaders in a special way. Becoming a good teacher can be learned through developing good pedagogical habits. Teaching in a Catholic high school allows a teacher the privilege of passing on the faith, first by example, and then by word. The best teachers are perpetual students themselves, and are students not only of what they teach, but also the culture. They have developed the habit of study, which at bottom is really a spiritual practice. The chapter concludes with several recommendations to strengthen the teaching profession.

Keywords: teaching; teachers; pedagogical habits; Catholic high schools

Chapter.  11883 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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