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Fall 2022

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Journal of Catholic Education







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Journal of Catholic Education


How do Catholic schools create inclusive, equitable environments that embrace the identities of their students, including their race, ethnicity, and culture? What does Catholic theological spirituality say about diversity, equity, and inclusion to address racism? What is the connection between Catholic theological spirituality and equitable school practices to bring about equity in Catholic schools? In response to increased diversity of students, educators, communities, and societal challenges, there is a need for a framework for Catholic schools with a culturally diverse student body, or with a student body and staff with dif­ferent cultures. We synthesize Catholic theological spirituality and research about equity in public and Catholic schools to create a framework for Catholic school educators in their support of students whose cultural identity is dif­ferent from the faculty and staff. The framework uses Catholic theological spirituality and equitable school practices to promote equity in Catholic schools using equitable school practices.


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