The Faith School Debate: Catholic Schooling in Scotland
by Stephen J McKinney
(This article was originally published in The Pastoral Review, July/August 2007. For more details, see www.thepastoralreview.org)
This short article aims to examine the contemporary position of Catholic schools in Scotland. Firstly, the faith school debate in England will be briefly examined to provide a wider context for this topic. Some key questions will be drawn from this debate and applied to Catholic schools in England. This will be followed by a short exploration of the development of the Catholic community in Scotland and the key questions that have been identified in the faith school debate in England will be applied to Scottish Catholic schools to interrogate and illuminate the rather unique nature of the Scottish debate.
See article attached.